Texans sign Devon Still to futures contract for 2016 season

Wednesday January 6th, 2016

The Houston Texans have signed former Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still to a futures contract, reports the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans worked out the 26-year-old defensive lineman last week and on Wednesday signed him to a deal for next season that will pay him the minimum salary of $675,000.

Still, a former second-round pick out of Penn State, where he was an All-American, has not played in the NFL since being released by Cincinnati in the final wave of cuts prior to the 2015 season. In three seasons with the Bengals, still made 19 tackles with a half-sack and forced fumble. 

Still’s daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014, and her treatment process has become a well-known story. The Bengals at one point kept Still on their practice squad so that he could pay his daughter’s medical bills. In November 2015, Still announced Leah was in remission with no signs of cancer.

Still posted on his social media channels Wednesday announcing both that he had signed a contract, and that Leah’s final treatment session is scheduled for Friday.

​- Jeremy Woo

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