AP: NFL considers moving Dolphins opener against Buccaneers due to Irma

Published 1:37 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2017 | Updated 11:06 a.m. ET Sept. 5, 2017


The NFL is considering moving the game between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of Hurricane Irma, according to a report from the Associated Press.

MIAMI (AP) — For the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the season might begin sooner than expected, thanks to Hurricane Irma.

The NFL is considering moving the Dolphins-Bucs opener in Miami to another site or earlier this week because of the hurricane, a person familiar with the discussions said Monday. The person confirmed the discussions to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league and teams aren’t talking publicly about the options.

Switching the game to Thursday or Friday is being considered, the person said, because Irma could threaten South Florida over the weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

Playing the game at another site Sunday is also being discussed, the person said. The teams share the same bye week in November, but would…

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