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Hurricane Irma: Dolphins-Buccaneers will be moved or rescheduled

The Dolphins’ season opener has been in question all week because of Hurricane Irma. (Bill Ingram/The Post)

DAVIEā€“The NFL announced today the Dolphins’ season opener against Tampa Bay will be moved or rescheduled.

The teams, the NFL and government agencies have been deliberating this week whether to relocate or reschedule the game. It had been slotted for 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium, but if the storm reaches South Florida, the brunt of it is expected to hit Saturday night or Sunday morning.

The league said the game will be played at an alternate venue or held in South Florida later in the season.

One option would have been to match the teams up on their shared bye week, a convenient coincidence, 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.

This is the second time in recent history a Dolphins season opener has been changed because of weather. In September 2004, the opener was shifted from Sunday to Saturday because of concerns about Hurricane Ivan.

There was concern about a home game last October when Hurricane Matthew threatened South Florida before turning north and …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post