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Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

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Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.

The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his scheduled $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space, with $6 million in dead money.

While Curry, 29, had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.

Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Buccaneers earlier in the week. 

NFL Notes: Dolphins' opener against Bucs postponed until Nov. 19

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NFL Notes: Dolphins' opener against Bucs postponed until Nov. 19

MIAMI -- The NFL says the Miami Dolphins' season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be postponed until Nov. 19 because of Hurricane Irma.

The game can be moved to Week 11 because that had been a bye week for both teams. NFL officials earlier announced the game would not be played in Miami this week, and then decided against moving it to a neutral site.

Irma is forecast to threaten South Florida this weekend.

Both teams had said switching the game to Nov. 19 was less than ideal because it means playing the entire season without a break.

The Dolphins will now open Sept. 17 at the Los Angeles Chargers, and their first home game won't be until Oct. 8 against the Tennessee Titans (see full story).

Bills: QB Taylor cleared of concussion, to start vs. Jets
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been cleared from concussion protocol and coach Sean McDermott says he will start in the season opener against the New York Jets on Sunday.

McDermott made the announcement before the team returned to practice on Wednesday following a day off.

Taylor passed his final concussion-related test after returning to practice on Monday. He has been out since being hurt during the second series of Buffalo's 13-9 preseason loss at Baltimore on Aug. 26.

With Taylor's status previously uncertain, the Bills faced the possibility of starting rookie Nathan Peterman. Buffalo also shuffled its quarterbacks this week by signing free agent Joe Webb and placing T.J. Yates on injured reserve. Yates also sustained a concussion against Baltimore (see full story).

Giants: Beckham stretches with team for 1st time since ankle injury
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is back on the field and stretching with his teammates for the first time since injuring an ankle more than two weeks ago.

Beckham didn't appear to favor his left ankle, and he jogged easily as the team stretched its legs in starting to get ready for the season opener in Dallas on Sunday night.

Beckham's status for the game has been in doubt since the injury. He rode a stationary bike Monday while the team stretched.

After the stretching Wednesday, he went to the sideline and worked with trainers.

The media had to leave before practice started, so it was not known if the three-time Pro Bowler would participate.

His ankle didn't appear to be taped (see full story).

Report: Linc an option for possible relocated Bucs-Dolphins Week 1 game

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Report: Linc an option for possible relocated Bucs-Dolphins Week 1 game

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m.

The Buccaneers-Dolphins Week 1 matchup will not be played at a neutral site after all.

Because of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma along the Florida coast, the Buccaneers-Dolphins Week 1 matchup has been postponed until Week 11, the NFL announced Wednesday (see full story).

The NFL was considering using a neutral site for the game, and Lincoln Financial Field was an option, according to a report by the NFL Network's Courtney Fallon. Another possibility was New Orleans, per the report.

Temple football hosts Villanova at the Linc on Saturday afternoon, the day prior to the Buccaneers-Dolphins game. Meanwhile, the Eagles don't hold their home opener until Sept. 24 in Week 3.

"In the interest of public safety in light of the current state of emergency, the NFL, in consultation with state and local officials as well as both clubs, has decided that playing an NFL game in South Florida this week is not appropriate," the league said in a statement (see story).

"The league will continue to examine other options, including playing the game this Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season."