Damar Hamlin reportedly expected to make season debut this week
Damar Hamlin is expected to make his debut this Sunday, Ian Rapoport reports.
The Buffalo Bills safety has not played since he collapsed on the field due to cardiac arrest in January, but he was cleared to return to football activities in April. He had his first practice back from injury in late July. He was placed on the physically unavailable player list ahead of the Bills’ season opener.
With the Bills ruling out safety Jordan Poyer, Hamlin is expected to make his season debut against the Miami Dolphins.
With the #Bills ruling out S Jordan Poyer, the expectation is that Damar Hamlin makes his season debut vs the #Dolphins, sources say.
This spring, Hamlin told reporters, “My heart is still in the game. I love the game.”
On Sunday, he’s set to be back doing it. pic.twitter.com/5LzNm5EeXz
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2023
Before his injury last season, Hamlin had recorded 91 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
The Bills are off to a 2-1 start and looking for a big win over AFC East rival Miami. Meanwhile for the Dolphins, they are looking to stay undefeated after a historic 70-point performance against the Denver Broncos last week.