Dolphins-Buccaneers game will not be played in Miami due to Irma

Ruben Hill
September 7, 2017

Irma is forecast to threaten South Florida this weekend.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that as of now, there are "no plans to delay or move the game".

Both the Eagles and Steelers are on the road Sunday, which means the game previously scheduled to take place in Miami could relocate to one of their stadiums. Arguably the final alternative would be to play somewhere neutral, such as New Orleans, Orlando or Jacksonville, but once again doing so at this point would be exceptionally hard.

The Dolphins will now open September 17 at the Los Angeles Chargers, and their first home game won't be until October 8 against the Tennessee Titans. The NFL has yet to announce an official decision.

The NFL said it is considering other options, including playing the game on Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season.

That rescheduled game will start a tough stretch of three straight road games against 2016 playoff teams: at Miami, at Atlanta and at Green Bay.

"It doesn't matter what week it is", Gase said during a news conference. "But you've got a lot of guys in that locker room that are going through a lot of things in their head, and we've got to be mindful of that and help them any way possible".

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