Devon Still says he has futures contract offers from two teams

CINCINNATI -- Devon Still could soon be back on a football field.

The former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, whose daughter continues her public fight past pediatric cancer, told ESPN at a fundraiser for his foundation Monday night that he has futures contract offers from two teams. Still, 26, didn't specify which ones, but the offers mean he will be able to sign with one of them in January, once the regular season ends.

If those teams make it to the playoffs, he would sign whenever their respective postseason runs concluded.

"I just want to go somewhere where I have the opportunity to continue on with my football career and make an impact," Still said.

Futures contracts are designed for teams to lock down practice-squad players or unaffiliated free agents ahead of the next season. Players under futures contracts are permitted to take part in team offseason workouts beginning the following spring.

"This is the best shape I've seen him in," Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. "To see that he's still maintaining it even after all these months, he's football-ready. So I look forward to seeing him get back to football whenever his name is called, and letting him go out there and be the player that we saw at Penn State."

Still, a second-round pick by the Bengals in 2012, was released in September as Cincinnati trimmed its roster to 53. Although he reportedly had tryouts with the Colts and Titans, he never signed with a team this season.

With 5-year-old Leah just one month away from ending her final cycle of post-cancer treatments, Still believes he can convince teams his mind will be completely on football moving forward.

"That was the issue for a lot of teams," Still said. "My daughter went into remission last March, but she still had a long way to go as far as treatment. They weren't really sure which direction that was going to go in, but now that my daughter is about to be finished, teams will be able to see that we can get back to living our normal lives."

Still said he regularly talks to his former teammates and has been pulling for the Bengals as they've rolled to a 10-2 record this season.

"They're getting exactly what they deserve," Still said. "When you do good, you receive good. And the way the Bengals organization stuck by me last year given what my daughter was going through, and seeing what type of season they're having now, I couldn't wish for anything better for them."