As Damar Hamlin continues his recovery in a Cincinnati hospital, the NFL's final slate of regular season games will take place Saturday and Sunday.
CNN reported Thursday that the league had plans to recognize Hamlin's situation on and off the field this weekend, and the NFL outlined those gestures in a news release Friday.
They will include:
- Pre-game moments of support: The NFL shared a public address announcement that each home stadium will be encouraged to read prior to the national anthem "as a unified show of support for Damar, the first responders and medical caregivers."
- Field painting: All clubs, both home and away, can outline Hamlin's No. 3 in each 30-yard line marker on the field, using either Buffalo Bills red or blue.
- Pre-game shirts: During warm-ups, all players throughout the league will have the option to wear black t-shirts displaying "Love for Damar 3." The Bills will wear a similar shirt but in the team's royal blue, and Bills football personnel will don hats embroidered with a No. 3.
- Jersey patches: Patches with Hamlin's No. 3 will be worn by the Buffalo Bills during Week 18 action.
The Bills shared a photo of their No. 3 patches on Twitter shortly after the NFL released its plans: