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Dolphins craft answer to Hurricane Matthew

The Miami Dolphins have already been impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The team has decided to close its offices on Thursday in advance of the storm that is threatening parts of Florida, including parts of South Florida.

Players were supposed to be off on Thursday anyway, so there is no change there. They practiced on Tuesday, which is typically an off day.

Coaches, however, were expected to work Thursday. Now they also will be off and not expected to turn up at the team's Davie, Fla, training facility.

The team expects to be up and running on Friday.

The tarps used to cover fan areas and other outside tie-downs have been taken down by the Dolphins.

There has been discussions about what to do with Sunday's scheduled game in the event this storm hits the general area -- affecting power and roads. The Dolphins continue to monitor that but I'm told the team has no desire to play this game at Tennessee.