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Bengals sign DT Devon Still to practice squad to help pay for daughter’s cancer treatment

The Cincinnati Benglas aren't giving up on Devon Still, or his cancer-stricken daughter.Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Cincinnati Benglas aren’t giving up on Devon Still, or his cancer-stricken daughter.

Cutting Devon Still was strictly a football decision by the Cincinnati Bengals. Keeping him on the practice squad could be a life-saving one.

After failing to make the Bengals’ 53-man roster, the defensive tackle was given a spot on the team’s practice squad in order to help pay for his four-year-old daughter’s cancer treatment.

“They could have washed their hands with me and said they didn’t care about what I was going through off the field,” Still told ABC News. “It’s like a blessing in disguise for me.”

The Bengals will pay Still $ 6,300 a week and provide him with medical insurance for daughter Leah, who completed her fourth round of chemotherapy for stage-4 pediatric cancer last week.

“We’re going to go to battle with cancer,” Still said. “She’s willing to put up a fight to beat it.

Still, a three-year veteran out of Penn State, will also have a lighter traveling schedule than his Bengals teammates, allowing him to spend more time at home with his child.

It’s the most he could hope for given the circumstances.

“I completely understand where the Bengals were coming from when they cut me because I couldn’t give football 100 percent right now.”

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