Buc­ca­neers, Jaguars will re­turn home to play games on Sun­day

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The NFL’s two games in Florida this week­end will be played as sched­uled, even af­ter the im­pact that Hur­ri­cane Irma had on the state.

The Jack­sonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers will host 1 p.m. games Sun­day.

Mark Lamp­ing, the team pres­i­dent of the Jaguars, and Jack­sonville Mayor Lenny Curry an­nounced Tues­day that Sun­day’s game against the Ten­nessee Ti­tans will be played at EverBank Field.

“It’s so im­por­tant on so many dif­fer­ent lev­els that we show the world on Sun­day that Jack­sonville is open for busi­ness,” Lamp­ing said, ac­cord­ing to the Jaguars’ web­site.

The Jaguars re­turned to Jack­sonville on Tues­day af­ter spend­ing Mon­day in Hous­ton fol­low­ing their game there Sun­day. Jaguars of­fi­cials as­sessed their fa­cil­i­ties and spoke to lo­cal of­fi­cials be­fore the de­ci­sion was made.

Ear­lier Tues­day, the Buc­ca­neers an­nounced that their game against the Chicago Bears will be played in Tampa as sched­uled.

Hall of Fame nom­i­nees named

Star lineback­ers Ray Lewis and Brian Ur­lacher and game-break­ing wide re­ceiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year el­i­gi­ble play­ers for the Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame.

Also part of the 108 early nom­i­nees who are el­i­gi­ble for the first time, hav­ing been re­tired for five years when the class is cho­sen next Fe­bru­ary, are cor­ner­back Ronde Bar­ber, wide­outs Don­ald Driver and Steve Smith (for­mer Gi­ant, Ea­gle and Ram), of­fen­sive line- men Steve Hutchin­son, Matt Birk, and Jeff Satur­day, and de­fen­sive line­men Richard Sey­mour and Kyle Van­den Bosch.

The ros­ter of nom­i­nees con­sists of 53 of­fen­sive play­ers, 38 de­fen­sive play­ers, five spe­cial teams play­ers and 12 coaches.

CAR­DI­NALS: Ari­zona placed all-pro run­ning back David John­son on in­jured re­serve and re-signed vet­eran Chris John­son.

ESPN re­ported Tues­day that David John­son would un­dergo surgery on his dis­lo­cated left wrist and would be side­lined two to three months.

Chris John­son, once one of the NFL’s best backs in his days with the Ti­tans, knows the Car­di­nals’ of­fense well be­cause he spent the past two sea­sons with the team.

RAVENS: Run­ning back Danny Wood­head is ex­pected to miss six to eight weeks with a ham­string in­jury, ESPN.com re­ported.

JAGUARS: Jack­sonville placed wide re­ceiver Allen Robin­son (torn ACL) on in­jured re­serve.

BEARS: Chicago placed inside linebacker Jer­rell Free­man (pec­toral in­jury/con­cus­sion) and wide re­ceiver Kevin White (bro­ken shoul­der) on in­jured re­serve.

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