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A second-year player from Penn State, Devon Still is entering the season at a bit of a disadvantage—the Bengals have the best defensive line in the game.
Now, as a team player, that's good, but Still's time on the field is going to be limited. He is expected to back up Pro Bowl nose tackle Geno Atkins and may rotate in and out with Domata Peko.
Still was drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft to secure some insurance along that dominant defensive line. He saw some time in Mike Zimmer's defense in his rookie season, racking up 14 tackles, half a sack and a forced fumble—modest, but promising.
Along with Brandon Thompson, Still is good for the Bengals to have as backup, or should it come to it, if Geno Atkins leaves Cincinnati. He was considered a steal by some in the draft, and his power as a lineman will play a part against the run this season.