McDermott: Bills will continue to take things 'one day at a time' with Damar Hamlin

Bills head coach Sean McDermott spoke Tuesday with the media as OTAs are underway in Orchard Park

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - The week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) is well underway for the Buffalo Bills, as the team continues their early preparations for the 2023 regular season in Orchard Park.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott was made available for the assembled media on Tuesday at One Bills Drive to speak on a number of matters pertaining to his group with about two months until training camp at St. John Fisher University in Rochester.

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McDermott was asked early in his press conference about the health status of safety Damar Hamlin, who was cleared to return to football activities last month during offseason workouts.

“He has not been practicing," said McDermott of his third-year safery. "We are just going to continue to take it one day at a time, and support Damar any way possible.”

Hamlin has said he expects to play this upcoming season.

McDermott also confirmed on Tuesday that All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs is not in attendance for the voluntary OTA sessions this week.

Meanwhile, Bills All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White continues to battle back from a torn ACL suffered on Thanksgiving night in New Orleans against the Saints back in 2021. More than a year-and-a-half after suffering the injury that forced White to miss much of the 2022 season, McDermott has liked what he's seen from his former first-round cornerback in 2017.

"'Tre' has had a tremendous offseason. Anything he does doesn't surprise me," McDermott said. "He's just wired the right way."

You can listen to McDermott’s entire meeting with the media available in the player below:

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