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Chip Kelly sends gifts to Devon Still's daughter following surgery

Chip Kelly and the Eagles sent a lovely care package to Leah Still, as she recovers from surgery.

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Chip Kelly is a fierce competitor, but he's also a really nice guy. The Eagles head coach and the organization recently sent flowers and toys to the daughter of Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still. The goodies were sent following Leah Still's successful surgery that removed a cancerous tumor.

Still and his daughter's story have made international headlines, with several folks around the NFL taking notice. Still was released by the Bengals during "final cuts" but  was re-signed to the practice squad in order to pay for his daughter's treatments. With so much negativity surrounding the NFL as of late, this has been a real "feel good" story for football in general.

Kelly, who is known to adore his players and the military, showed his softer side once again with this special delivery:

(Photo caption: "Thanks to Chip Kelly and the Eagles for sending these surprise gifts and flowers to my daughter")

Still's daughter will still need to undergo more chemotherapy treatments, according to Sports Illustrated. Hopefully, the gifts from the Eagles will serve as a temporary relief for the brave little girl.