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Bengals re-sign Devon Still, per agent

Devon Still is now back with the Bengals just days after Leah was given great news regarding her cancer.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing Devon Still back for 2015.

The two sides reached an agreement on a one-year deal that will keep Still in stripes for the time being. Still's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced the news Thursday morning.

Still, now a fourth-year player, played two seasons with the team from 2012-13 before being cut in August of last year, prior to the start of the season.The following day, the Bengals re-signed Still to the practice squad to help him pay for his daughter's cancer treatment.

As a member of the practice squad, Still did not have to travel with the team on road trips, but was still given access to the NFL's elite benefits package, which assists in caring for Leah. On September 10, it was announced that Still was being moved to active status. He finished the year with 19 total tackles in 12 games.

A former second-round draft pick out of Penn State, Still has 40 career tackles, three pass breakups and one forced fumble. He'll compete with Brandon Thompson for snaps this coming season.

Still's decision to return to the Bengals seemed to have rested on the prognosis of his daughter Leah's fight with cancer. On Tuesday evening, Still sent out word through his social media accounts that Leah had received good news. In speaking with the media on Thursday about the signing, Still said "Now that it appears that things are headed on the right path, I'm ready to go back and play football".

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis added some other quotes on Still's return as well: