Steelers may play Saturday

The Miami Dolphins and Steelers are investigating the possibility of moving their game up one day to Saturday because of the looming Hurricane Jeanne.

The Steelers have already decided to fly to South Florida on Friday, one day ahead of their typical travel schedule. But the two teams are now looking at playing their game a day early because the hurricane is scheduled to hit Florida Sunday.

Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene said no decision would be made before Friday morning.

The Dolphins' season opener against Tennessee was affected by Hurricane Frances; it was pushed ahead one day to Saturday because of the storm's anticipated arrival. The Titans beat the Dolphins 17-7.

"Living in South Florida, we've seen first hand how dangerous a hurricane can be and we take any threat seriously," Dolphins president Eddie Jones said. "We have been in contact with the appropriate local authorities and the NFL and public safety remains the most important element of our decision-making process as we monitor the storm."

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