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Former Pitt S Damar Hamlin Breathing on Own, Speaking With Teammates

More amazing news on former Pitt Panthers and current Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.

PITTSBURGH -- Even more amazing news has come from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on former Pitt Panthers safety Damar Hamlin. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapport, Hamlin has his breathing tube out and is FaceTiming with Buffalo Bills teammates. 

This is the first time Hamlin has been breathing on his own without a ventilator since the incident. He awoke yesterday morning but remained with the tube in, writing his thoughts and questions on paper for those around him. 

Today, he is interacting with his own voice, only four days since his accident. 

Doctors at the Medical Center spoke to media yesterday, addressing a number of different topics about Hamlin's recovery and the incident. 

Damar's message to the team on the FaceTime call was released by the Bills. And it was beautiful. 

The Bills safety suffered cardiac arrest during the team's Week 17 game with the Cincinnati Bengals. He remained on the field for several minutes and had to be given CPR before being rushed to the hospital. He spent the next 48 hours sedated. 

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