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Damar Hamlin makes Bills' initial 53-man roster

The Damar Hamlin comeback story continues to chug along.

Hamlin has made the Buffalo Bills' initial 53-man roster, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday ahead of the deadline for NFL team's to trim their rosters to 53, per a source informed of the decision.

It's little surprise Hamlin would make the cut, but it's notable.

The 25-year-old has hit every benchmark on his path back to the NFL since suffering a cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 2. From returning to the club to participating in offseason practices to playing in the preseason, it's all gone smoothly for the safety.

Hamlin has worked as a backup safety and a special teamer -- gigs he should continue to man into the regular season. The best moments from this preseason were seeing Hamlin fearlessly make plays with no hint of trepidation following his life-threatening incident.

Given the scene on the field 239 days ago, it's been a remarkable turnaround for Hamlin to continue his NFL career.

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