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Bills S Damar Hamlin at team facility ‘almost daily’

Dec 17, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) tackles Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (31) running with the ball during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin reports to team headquarters “almost daily,” coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday.

McDermott noted Hamlin is attempting to get back into a routine. He is not taking part in team meetings and was not with the team on gameday for the playoff win last week.

“It’s limited … but he comes in, and I know he just started today or yesterday, just trying to get back to a little bit of a routine and just get himself acclimated again,” McDermott said. “And taking it one step, one baby step, at a time.”

The news comes as the Bills are preparing to host the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC divisional-round playoff game on Sunday. The Bengals are the same opponent the Bills were facing when Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati on Jan. 2.

Hamlin, 24, initially came to the facility on Saturday, three days after being discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute.

Life-saving procedures performed by Bills trainers on the field in Cincinnati during the first quarter helped Hamlin reach intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He required CPR and use of a defibrillator moments after making a tackle with 5:58 left in the first quarter.

–Field Level Media

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