Wednesday September 10th, 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed defensive tackle Devon Still to their active roster, the team announced Wednesday.

The move was first announced by Still's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, on Tuesday.

Still, whose four-year-old daughter Leah has pediatric cancer, has been on the team's practice squad since the end of the preseason. Still admitted he couldn't fully focus on football due to his daughter's condition, but the Bengals signed him to the practice squad so that Still continued to receive health insurance and could travel to see his daughter in Philadelphia on weekends.

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On Monday, the team announced that it was donating all proceeds of Still's No. 75 jersey, priced at $100, to Cincinnati Children's Hospital and pediatric cancer research. A Bengals representative told that more Still jerseys were sold in a 24-hour period than any other jersey in that time span in team history.

At the time of Still's practice squad assignment, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that Still will "almost undoubtedly" be on the team's 53-man roster at some point.

Still, 25, has played in 17 games with Cincinnati, recording 21 tackles and 0.5 sacks.

Ben Estes


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