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Hurricane Irma: Dolphins-Buccaneers have no word on game

Current Hurricane Irma forecasts give South Florida reason for concern. (NOAA)

DAVIE–The Dolphins have no word yet on the status of their season opener against the Buccaneers.

The game remains scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium, but it is becoming increasingly unlikely that it will stay in that time slot as Category 5 Hurricane Irma continues to threaten South Florida.

“As far as I know we’re going to keep preparing like we’re playing Sunday,” coach Adam Gase said.

If the game is not eventually played at Hard Rock Stadium, the Dolphins will have only six home games this season. They are already giving up a home game to play Week 4 against the Saints in London.

One option would be to have the teams play on their shared bye week, which comes the weekend of Nov. 19. The Dolphins would be coming off a Monday night game at Carolina, and the Bucs are home against the Jets on Nov. 12.

The majority of players The Post spoke to Monday were fine with moving the game up a few days or playing it in another city. Several objected to the idea of losing their bye week and having to play 16 consecutive …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post