Obviously the big news of the day here was the release of Devon Still. Kind of expected, but it still sucks nonetheless. Devon was the odd man out on a deep D-Line rotation and while you want to keep a guy like that around especially after everything he’s been through with Leah, you have to remember that this is pro football. The NFL is a nut up or shut up league and if you can’t produce right now they’ll find someone else who can. If you don’t get that, then you just don’t get how the NFL works. Best of luck to Devon Still. He’s a good D-Lineman and he’ll catch on somewhere no doubt.
As far as everything else goes, no real surprises. A lot of people wanted to see RB’s James Wilder and Terrell Watson make the club after showing some promise in the preseason, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those two are the first guys to receive practice squad phone calls.
DeShawn Williams made some noise early on in camp, but much like Still that deep D-Line rotation waits for no one.
Got to tip your cap to Greg Little for making the most of his second chance and beating out Jake Kumerow for that last WR position. I’ll give it til week 3 before me and you are both cursing his name and wondering why the Bengals didn’t go a different direction in the preseason.
Maybe the most important news of the preseason is Tez starting the season on the PUP list. The ever optimistic Bengals fan in me thought that he might be able to get on the field sometime within the first couple weeks, but I guess we’ll have to wait until at least week 6 to see the best linebacker in football put on those stripes again. Interesting little tidbit, first game Tez is eligible to return? November 11 at Steelers. It’s gonna be a bloodbath.