It's been a rough offseason for Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, a second-round pick in 2012. After missing much of the second-half of last year due to an elbow and back injury, Still was absent most of the offseason to tend to his daughter, who was revealed to have cancer.
When training camp opened, Still was placed on the PUP list with a lingering back issue, but he's set to make his debut on Day of Bengals camp:
Still needs to have at least a decent showing during training camp and the preseason. Entering his third training camp, Still has been a disappointment to this point.
It's hard to forget Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer calling Still into his office on an Episode of Hard Knocks last year, and bluntly telling him that he's not playing good enough.
"I think you're a tough guy, but I don't think you play like a tough guy," Zimmer told Still. "We need you, and I need you, to play a hell of a lot better than you've been doing."
Still needs to do better this camp, though his roster spot appears safe for now.