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Cincinnati Bengals Sign Player to Pay For Daughter's Cancer

Cincinnati Bengals Cut and Then Re-Sign Player to Provide For His Daughter's Cancer Treatment

As the NFL season kicks off tonight, there's a heartwarming story coming out of Cincinnati. Devon Still, a defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals who was cut from the team last weekend, has been rehired in order to help pay for his 4-year-old daughter's cancer treatment.

In June, the three-year NFL veteran learned that his daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma. She was receiving treatment in Philadelphia, and the team gave him permission to miss minicamp and off-field activities to be with her. But when Still returned to Cincinnati for training camp and the preseason, his mind wasn't entirely on the field. So with a less-than-stellar performance, the Bengals were forced to cut him from the team. But the organization's heart won out over its bottom line, and the team announced that it is signing Still to its practice squad, a decision that means he'll not only receive medical insurance and a weekly salary of $6,300, but he won't have to travel as much, so he can be by her side once she moves to Cincinnati for her treatments.

"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 News. "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."

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Take that with you when you watch the season kick off tonight.

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