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Bills' Damar Hamlin is speaking with team after breathing tube is removed...

•, By Paulina Dedaj

The Bills said Hamlin spoke to the team via FaceTime on Friday morning

The positive news regarding Damar Hamlin's health condition continued on Friday with the Buffalo Bills announcing that his breathing tube was removed overnight, and he was finally able to speak with his team and the medical staff providing his care. 

The Bills provided another major update on Hamlin after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday night's NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

"Per the physicians at UCMC, Damar's breathing tube was removed overnight. He continues to progress remarkably in his recovery," the statement posted to Twitter read. 

"His neurologic function remains intact, and he has been able to talk to his family and care team."

The Bills also confirmed reports that Hamlin joined the team meeting on Friday morning via FaceTime and shared an important message.

"Love you boys." 

Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center provided an update on Hamlin's condition Thursday evening, adding that while the 24-year-old was still considered "critically ill," he had made "significant progress" and was able to communicate with the medical team by writing. 

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