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Bills' Hamlin active for 1st time since suffering cardiac arrest

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Damar Hamlin's comeback is complete.

The Bills defensive back is active for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest during Buffalo's Jan. 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin was a healthy scratch for the first three games of the 2023 season but will receive a jersey with veteran safety Jordan Poyer already ruled out due to a knee injury.

Hamlin's heart stopped during the Jan. 2 contest after a hit to the chest by Bengals receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter. Medical staff restored his heartbeat on the field before he was transferred to hospital.

The 25-year-old was fully cleared for football activities in April.

A sixth-round pick in 2021, Hamlin started 13 games for the Bills last season. He recorded 91 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

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