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WVU Football’s Sunahara, Stills Waived from NFL Teams

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Both former WVU long snapper Rex Sunahara and defensive tackle Darius Stills have been placed on waivers by their respective NFL teams.

Sunahara, an undrafted free agent from 2020, signed a deal with the Miami Dolphins and had a rocky go of the practice squad over two seasons in Florida. The Dolphins released him, but re-signed him in January 2021 to a futures contract. Seven months later, he was released. In August, the team re-signed him, but a week later released him again.

Sunahara moved north to the AFC North to join the Pittsburgh Steelers in December 2021. He was signed to the practice squad on Dec. 8. In January 2022, he signed a futures contract, but with Duquesne’s Christian Kuntz as strong competition for the foreseeable future, Sunahara was waived by the team today. He has yet to play a snap of professional football.

Darius Stills bounced around the league in a similar fashion. Stills went undrafted in 2021 after being named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year. The Las Vegas Raiders picked him up on May 7, 2021, but Stills didn’t last the summer in Sin City.

He was released on Aug. 26, and spent the 2021 season without a team. It wasn’t until Jan. 11, 2022 that the Kansas City Chiefs took a chance on him. He signed a reserve/futures contract with the team, but was waived earlier today, along with QB Anthony Gordon, RB Brenden Knox, and OT Gene Pryor. Technically, he remains on the waived/injured list.

The next steps for these two former Mountaineers remain unknown.

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