Bengals Re-Sign Devon Still So He Can Pay For Daughter’s Cancer Treatments
Devon Still, a second round defensive tackle taken by the Cincinnati Bengals, has been re-signed to the Bengals’ practice squad in an admirable move to help Still pay for his daughter’s cancer treatments.
Via Yard Barker:
Still, a 2012 second-round pick out of Penn State, has not been able to focus enough time and energy on football throughout training camp and the preseason. That’s because his 4-year-old daughter Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 pediatric cancer in June. As a result, the Bengals had to cut Still.
However, releasing Still from their 53-man roster didn’t mean the Bengals were severing ties with the 25-year-old completely. In order to help him pay for his daughter’s treatments, the Bengals have signed Still to their practice squad.
“I completely understand where the Bengals were coming from when they cut me because I couldn’t give football 100 percent right now,” Still told ABC 5 News earlier this week. They could have washed their hands with me and said they didn’t care about what I was going through off the field. It’s like a blessing in disguise for me.”
As a member of the Bengals practice squad, Still’s family will receive full health coverage and he will be paid $6,300 per week. He’ll also have to travel far less than he would if he was on the active roster. The team has helped put him in position to help fight off Leah’s terrible disease.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Still family, while praise goes out to the Cincinnati Bengals organization.Powered by Sidelines