Bills place Damar Hamlin on Injured Reserve, activate Christian Benford

Benford has been activated for the first time since Thanksgiving

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - Ahead of their regular season finale against the New England Patriots on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills have announced on Friday activation of rookie cornerback Christian Benford from Injured Reserve.

To make room for Benford on the roster, the Bills have placed safety Damar Hamlin on Injured Reserve.

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Benford will be available to play for the Bills this week after being placed on Injured Reserve after their Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Detroit Lions due to an oblique injury.

As for Hamlin, he is placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a cardiac arrest during Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. While Hamlin remains hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, his breathing tube was removed during the overnight hours on Friday, as he continues to show remarkable progress in his recovery.

The Bills will host the Patriots this Sunday at Highmark Stadium at 1 p.m. EST.

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