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Bengals DT Devon Still back on active roster while he cares for daughter with cancer

This photo made Aug. 16, 2014, shows Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still on the sidelines during an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets in Cincinnati. Still is grateful to be on the Bengals' practice squad, which allows him to keep his medical insurance. His 4-year-old daughter is fighting cancer. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

This photo made Aug. 16, 2014, shows Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still on the sidelines during an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets in Cincinnati. Still is grateful to be on the Bengals' practice squad, which allows him to keep his medical insurance. His 4-year-old daughter is fighting cancer. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)  (The Associated Press)

Defensive tackle Devon Still got out of bed and headed right for Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals called to say they were interested in adding him back to the active roster, and he wasn't going to waste time convincing them he was ready.

The Bengals promoted him off the practice squad on Wednesday. Still has been hurt and has been caring for his 4-year-old daughter, who is getting chemotherapy for cancer.

His family's struggle has garnered significant attention. The Bengals announced that they'll donate all proceeds from the sale of his No. 75 jersey to Children's Hospital in Cincinnati and to research into pediatric cancer.

The Bengals (1-0) play their home opener on Sunday against Atlanta (1-0).

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