ORCHARD PARK, NY – Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, helmet on his head, took part in his first spring training session on Tuesday, nearly six months after a near death in an NFL game. .
Hamlin seemed elated and very happy to be able to wave to the cameras pointed in his direction during a stretching session that preceded the Bills practice. Soon after, he acted as a blocker for the punter in various phases of special teams play.
Hamlin had been limited to solitary exercise and stretching for the past two weeks, as part of a voluntary fitness camp run by the Bills. The 25-year-old has previously said he wants to restart his NFL career after suffering cardiac arrest and requiring resuscitation on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2.
At this time, the Bills have not issued an update regarding Hamlin’s status at camp.