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Former Pitt Safety Damar Hamlin Signs Rookie Contract With Buffalo Bills

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Damar Hamlin is now officially a member of the Buffalo Bills.

The former Central Catholic and Pitt safety officially signed his rookie contract with the Bills, which was a four-year contract. Hamlin was selected by the Bills in sixth round (212th overall) of the just concluded 2021 NFL Draft.

Hamlin participated last weekend in a rookie mini-camp with the Bills and because of his versatility and football IQ, is expected to compete for a role in the Bills secondary and on their special teams unit. Incumbent safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde are both 30 years old, and the Bills pass defense ranked No. 18 in 2020.

In 46 career games at Pitt, Hamlin recorded 275 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions and 21 passes defensed. Following the 2020 season, Hamlin earned All-ACC Second-Team honors.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
 
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