Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is expected to be inactive for the team’s “Monday Night Football” game against the New York Jets, team sources said. NFL Network first reported the news. Here’s what you need to know:
- Hamlin will be a healthy inactive for Monday’s game, according to sources.
- The 25-year-old practiced throughout training camp and played in preseason games after collapsing and going into cardiac arrest during the Jan. 2 “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals last season.
- Hamlin is listed as a backup safety behind Micah Hyde on Buffalo’s depth chart. Cam Lewis is the third-string safety.
Hamlin was listed as the team’s backup safety with Lewis throughout Bills training camp and preseason games. Hamlin made the Bills’ 53-man roster at the end of August after going through the non-padded ramp-up period to begin camp, being a full participant in padded practices and being a willing tackler and special teams player in full-contact preseason games.
All summer long, Hamlin didn’t miss a single practice. Knowing he couldn’t hesitate on the field, he never shied away from contact.
Doctors cleared Hamlin to resume football activities in April, and Buffalo’s training staff continued to monitor him closely at training camp.
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