Hurricane Irene probably won't force the Jaguars to postpone their game today against the Browns. But team vice president Michael Huyghue said the NFL was monitoring the weather in North Florida and had contingency plans to move the game to later in the afternoon, or to Monday night, if extreme conditions existed.
The weather forced the Browns to travel to Jacksonville late Friday, instead of yesterday, which is their normal travel day.
The storm was just off the east coast of Florida, about 200 miles south of Jacksonville, at midday yesterday.
Most of the winds should be clear of Jacksonville by the scheduled 1 p.m. kickoff today.
GALLOWAY UPDATE: As the trading deadline approaches, holdout WR Joey Galloway said the Seahawks will decide if he's going to play this season.
They can trade him before Tuesday, or they can give him a new contract that will make him the highest-paid wide receiver in the league, Galloway said. If that doesn't happen, he said, he'll continue to stay at home in Dublin, Ohio.
"This is it, this is my season right here," Galloway told the Seattle Times in an telephone interview published Friday. "It's up to them. What are they going to do?"
Galloway has vowed not to play this season unless he receives a new contract.