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Hurricane Irma: Dolphins trying to practice as usual despite threat

The Dolphins have had two fairly normal days of practice despite Hurricane Irma’s threat. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE—The Dolphins went through the regular mechanisms of their work week today, aware of the potential problems Hurricane Irma could cause as it nears South Florida but ignoring those concerns as much as possible.

Miami was scheduled to open the season against Tampa Bay on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium, but it the NFL announced today that won’t happen. The league is exploring the possibility of playing at an alternate venue or having the teams meet on their mutual bye week in November.

The Dolphins didn’t know that when they hit the practice field in the afternoon, though many players suspected there would be a change, and were trying to treat the day as normally as possible. Miami coach Adam Gase wasn’t part of the team’s conference call with the NFL in the morning because he was in meetings preparing for Tampa Bay.

“One of Coach Gase’s biggest things is when we step in this building, we’ve gotta be where our feet are,” wide receiver Jarvis Landry said. “So for us, when we’re here, we focus as much as possible as if …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post