Devon Still was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, marking the second time in as many seasons that he didn’t withstand the team’s final wave of preseason roster cuts.
It means the defensive tackle is now a free agent, eligible to sign with any of the other 31 NFL teams.
After a three-year run that included him being part of one of sports’ best recent feel-good stories, Still’s time with the Bengals has ended.
“He really did a good job this preseason and it’s an unfortunate part of professional sports that not everyone can stay there and be there in the end,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said on a conference call.
During a phone call with ESPN later Saturday, Still said he understood perfectly why the Bengals cut him.
“They made the best decision that they felt would bring that city a Super Bowl,” he said while waiting to board a flight to Philadelphia. “I have nothing but respect for the organization.”
In a picture Still posted to Instagram earlier in the day, he wrote that he had “nothing but love for the Bengals organization and the city of Cincinnati.”
Have nothing but love for the Bengals organization and the city of Cincinnati. Both helped me through one of the darkest times of my life and I am forever grateful. It’s time to move forward and see what’s next #iKnowThereIsAPlanForMe
SOURCE: Coley Harvey