Bengals keep player on practice squad to help him pay for daughter’s medical bills

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Devon Still

(CNN) – This summer has been a nightmare for Devon Still.  Cincinnati Bengals keeps Devon Still on the practice squad after cutting him; to help him pay the medical bills of this 4-year daughter who has cancer.

June 2. the third-year defensive tackle was informed that his young daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage-4 neuroblastoma, a very rare pediatric cancer.

When he learned of the diagnosis, Still was granted permission by the Bengals to leave organized team activities and minicamp in June to attend to his daughter.

He spent the rest of the off-season in Delaware, where he’s from, and Philadelphia, where Leah was getting treatment.

That’s precisely why he will take any and every good nugget of news that comes his way; news such as his phone call Saturday with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.

At the time, Lewis was calling to inform Still that the team had no choice but to cut him. In doing that, Lewis told Still he’d be re-signed to the practice squad as long as he cleared waivers and didn’t sign with another team. That’s exactly what happened.

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