NFL Week 1: Irma could crash Bucs-Dolphins opener

The Dolphins are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma, as some forecast models show the storm could hit South Florida as the team hosts the Buccaneers at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, the Miami Herald reported.

It’s too early to tell precisely what route Irma will take, but Dolphins officials “have been closely watching the storm’s track since last week, and are considering a range of options if forecasters’ worst fears are realized,” according to the Herald.

The National Hurricane Center’s most recent advisory regarding Irma reads, in part: “There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and Florida Keys later this week and this weekend.”

Beckham, who injured his ankle in the Giants’ second preseason game against the Browns, has not practiced since and was held out of Monday’s session. Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Beckham “did some work” that included riding a stationary bike on the sideline, but the fourth-year receiver will be evaluated again Tuesday.

“He’s doing everything that they ask him to do in the training room,” McAdoo told reporters after Monday’s practice. “If he’s cleared to play medically, then we’ll play him.”

Beckham, who caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, did warm up before New York’s final preseason game last Thursday against the Patriots but did not play.

Beckham’s injury occurred when Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit him just above the right knee as Beckham leaped in an attempt to catch a high pass from quarterback Eli Manning.
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