The NFL resumed play on Saturday for the first time since Bills safety Dumar Hamlin collapsed on the field during Monday night’s Buffalo game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The NFL community gathered around Hamlin as the Kansas City Chiefs prepared to face the Las Vegas Raiders in both teams’ regular season finale. We are making ‘continuous progress’.
Hamlin himself tweeted for the first time since he was injured during the Chiefs-Raiders game, thanking him for the outpouring of support he received.
“This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!” he said.
Both Chiefs and Raiders players honored Hamlin in their pregame warmups.
Both teams took to the field wearing black shirts with the words “Love for Dummer” and his number 3 jersey, which includes Raiders stars Davante Adams and Max Crosby.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes appeared wearing a hoodie with an image of Hamlin and the words “Hamlin Strong.”
Additionally, the first digit on the 30-yard line at Allegiant Stadium is highlighted in Bill’s Blue, giving Hamlin and his jersey number another nod.
Raiders public address announcer Tim Hughes led the fans in cheering for Hamlin and his family, and Chiefs and Raiders players attended.
We’ll likely see similar tributes across the NFL for the rest of the weekend as the team shows support for the safety of the 24-year-old Bills.
The Bills will also wear the No. 3 patch on their jerseys in honor of their teammates when they face the New England Patriots in Buffalo on Sunday.
Bills coaches and players say they know teammates are improving despite traumatic week prepare to resume soccer.
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