Devon Still Sets Jersey Sales Record


Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) and tackle John Greco (77) work against Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still (75) in the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Since the Bengals announced that proceeds from Devon Still’s jersey sales would be donated to the fight against pediatric cancer, Still has set a record for jersey sales within a 24-hour period.  It symbolizes an superb effort by both he and the Bengals while the Still family continues to fight for their daughter (who has been diagnosed with cancer).

Still also made additional news today by being signed to the Bengals 53-man roster from its practice squad.

Coach Marvin Lewis had this to say regarding Still’s promotion.

"“We have an open roster spot, and this is the best football move we can make to fill it. We think Devon is ready to rejoin our line rotation and be productive. It already was stated that a big reason Devon opened on the practice squad was that he couldn’t fully focus on football this preseason. He had to take care of his daughter. But Devon has told us he feels ready to contribute now, so it’s the right move at the right time. And we’ve told Devon he can still be afforded the personal time he needs to attend to his daughter’s care.”"

Still may be a reserve for the Bengals, but I suspect when the Bengals play their home opener against the Falcons on Sunday, Still will receive the loudest ovation when he hits the field.