Damar, safety for the Buffalo Bills Hamlin he will receive his full salary despite landing on injured reserve after going into cardiac arrest in Week 17 during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin’s contract contains a standard split that allows Buffalo to pay him at a lower rate if he falls under the IR, but the Bills reached an agreement with the NFL and the NFL Players Association to pay him in full, the NFL Network reported Sunday.

Damar Hamlin watching the Bills from her hospital bed.
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Hamlin is in the second year of a four-year, $3.64 million contract after being drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft from the University of Pittsburgh.

BILLS’ DAMAR HAMLIN RELEASED FROM BUFFALO HOSPITAL AFTER COMPLETING FULL TESTING

Hamlin has made a miraculous recovery since collapsing in the first quarter of a game against the Bengals on «Monday Night Football.»

After requiring CPR in the field, Hamlin was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he spent nearly a week in intensive care.

After waking up and having the ventilator removed, Hamlin was transferred to Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute on Monday.

Damar Hamlin, number 3 of the Buffalo Bills, after a game against the Tennessee Titans at Highmark Stadium on September 19, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.

Damar Hamlin, number 3 of the Buffalo Bills, after a game against the Tennessee Titans at Highmark Stadium on September 19, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
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On Wednesday, Hamlin was released from the hospital after undergoing «a comprehensive medical evaluation, as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular tests on Tuesday.»

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«We have completed a series of tests and evaluations, and in consultation with team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely released to continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills,» said Dr. Jamie Nadler. , care team leader. critical care physician and chief quality officer at Kaleida Health, in a statement through the team.

Sean, head coach of the Bills McDermott he said it would be up to Hamlin when he would return to the team facility.

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Buffalo Bills fans hold signs in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York .

Buffalo Bills fans hold signs in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York .
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«His health is the first thing on our minds in this situation,» McDermott said Wednesday, according to ESPN. «And then when he feels ready, we’ll welcome him back.»

Buffalo is preparing to start its playoff run on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

the bills never won a super bowl and will look to bounce back after an overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2022 NFL Playoffs.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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