The Jets have signed Devon Still, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The defensive lineman will join the Jets’ 90-man roster with an eye on making the final 53-man cut in September.
Still, 28, barely played for the Texans last year a Lisfranc injury sent him into surgery. A former second-round pick, the defensive tackle has never lived up to his draft billing, as he’s never started a game during his career due to health issues and lack of effectiveness. Of course, Still has dealt with plenty in his off-field life, as his daughter Leah battled cancer until announcing in 2015 she was cancer-free.
Still’s so-so production last year left him on the market for longer than he would have liked, but his versatility helped him land a job with the Jets’ 3-4 scheme after the 4-3 Bills passed on signing him last month. Still will now fight to back-up the likes of Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Leonard Williams, and Steve McLendon. It won’t be easy to crack the Jets’ deepest unit, but he’ll at least be doing in full health.
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