With Hamlin in the hospital, the Buffalo Bills are ready for the next game

“I’m not a crier, but I’ve never cried so much in my life,” Dorrian Glenn, an uncle of Hamlin, told reporters Wednesday. “Just knowing that my nephew basically died in the field and they brought him back to life — it’s just heartbreaking.”

The Bills held a walk-in practice Wednesday and planned to practice again Thursday in preparation for a game Sunday against the New England Patriots.

As of Wednesday, the league still had not made a decision on whether to end the game, which was suspended about nine minutes into the first quarter. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations for the NFL, said he will not resume this week and “everything is being considered.” The game had significant playoff implications in the AFC, and with the final week of regular season games beginning Saturday, the NFL faces significant competitive questions as it hopes Hamlin recovers.

Still, the Bills and Bengals showed up Wednesday to prepare to play their originally scheduled games. The Bills, who plan to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, had a presentation, a practice format in which teams typically play padless games in a relaxed fashion. The session was closed to the media. The Bengals said on Twitter that they plan to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon.

Hamlin, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, became a starter earlier this season when All-Pro safety Micah Hyde suffered a neck injury. In 15 games and 13 starts, Hamlin had 63 individual tackles, second on the team.

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