Saints buy Bengals jerseys; proceeds benefit cancer research

Photo: Instagram
Photo: Instagram
Source: Twitter (@Bengals)
Source: Twitter (@Bengals)

The New Orleans Saints have placed a bulk order for Bengals jerseys.

Inspired by the story of Devon Still, the franchise purchased 100 jerseys in support of pediatric cancer care and research.

Devon Still's touching story made national headlines last week. A defensive tackle for the Bengals, Still was cut from the team's roster in August. The cut was announced just after Still stated on Instagram that his 4-year-old daughter Leah has stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.

However, the Bengals re-signed Still to the practice squad to help pay for his daughter's cancer treatment. The move allowed him to keep his insurance as well as earn a weekly salary of $6,300, according to FOX19.

FOX19 reports that Still admitted to head coach Marvin Lewis that he was unable to give everything to the team while his daughter is in a battle for her life. But Lewis still offered him the spot.

On Wednesday, Still was signed to the active roster. The move will give Still another pay bump - at least $405,000 per season, the NFL minimum for active roster players.

It was also announced that all proceeds from Still's jersey will benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital and pediatric cancer care and research.

The New Orleans Saints placed an order for 100 Still jerseys on Wednesday. The Bengals tweeted their appreciation.

Orders must be made through the Bengals to benefit pediatric cancer research.

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