Dolphins-Saints in Baton Rouge

As had been anticipated, the Dolphins' game against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 30 has been moved to Baton Rouge. That will mean a homecoming for former LSU coach Nick Saban and former LSU players Travis Daniels and Donnie Jones.

In making the announcement on Monday, the NFL indicated that the exact date and time of the game had not been determined. It put the Dolphins-Saints game as being scheduled for Oct. 30-31. October 31 is a Monday.

The game originally was scheduled for Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Louisiana Superdome, but the Saints won't be playing any games there during the 2005 regular season because of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

The Saints instead will play four games at Baton Rouge, three at the Alamodome and their scheduled home opener against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium next Monday night as part of Hurricane Relief Weekend.

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Saban gave out game balls to all 53 players on the active roster following Sunday's 34-10 victory over Denver and on Monday named players of the week for the team following a review of the game film.

The award winners for Week 1 were quarterback Gus Frerotte on offense; Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas on defense; and Bryan Gilmore on special teams.


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