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Dolphins-Buccaneers will not be played in Miami because of Hurricane Irma, NFL says

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler hands the ball

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler hands the ball off to running back Jay Ajayi during a preseason game. Photo Credit: AP / Winslow Townson

DAVIE, Fla. — The NFL says the Miami Dolphins’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be played in Miami this week, but may be moved to a neutral site because of Hurricane Irma.

If the game is not relocated, it will be postponed until November, when the teams share the same bye week.

Kickoff had been scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT, but Irma is forecast to threaten South Florida this weekend. A decision on when and where to play is expected by Wednesday.

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