When the Bengals cut Devon Still last season, they brought him back on the practice squad so that he would have access to health insurance and a salary while his daughter Leah battled cancer.
Still was cut again on Saturday and the practice squad option is no longer available to him, but insurance wont be a problem for Still in the near future. He’s entitled to five years of health insurance under the CBA whether he signs with another team or not and Leah has been in remission since March, which makes for less pressure than he faced this time last year. Still remembered what the Bengals did last year, though, after getting the news about his release and posted on Instagram to say that he has “nothing but love” for the team and the city of Cincinnati for helping him during “one of the darkest times of my life.”
In an interview with Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, Still said that he respected that the Bengals did what they thought was best for the team and that he hoped others did as well.
“People are saying they’re not going to be going to games or they lost respect for the organization,” Still said. “I just want to clear everything up with everybody. The Bengals did everything that they could do to help me with my daughter.”
Still is a free agent and can sign with any team in the league.