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New York Giants again adjust to the weather on Astini News

Adjusting their schedule because of the weather isn't new for the New York Giants.

They got used to it last season when a blizzard delayed their trip to Minnesota, then forced the game to Detroit when the Metrodome's roof collapsed.

The Giants are adjusting again with the East Coast hit by Hurricane Irene. The category 1 storm forced the Giants, Jets and NFL to move Saturday's game at MetLife Stadium to Monday night.

Coach Tom Coughlin sent his players to their homes after practice on Saturday to be with their families. They have been told to return Monday for a team meeting and pregame meal. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The delay might help the Giants. They had a short week to prepare for the Jets, having played the Bears on Monday night. The negative is the Giants won't have time to prepare for the preseason finale at the Patriots on Thursday.

The Giants and Jets have to cut rosters from 90 to 75 on Tuesday.

No NFL discipline: Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib won't be suspended for any of the 2011 season for his arrest in connection with a shooting in Texas. ... Commissioner Roger Goodell told Kenny Britt that he will not punish the Titans receiver for his arrests during the lockout.

Out of Palmers: The Bengals waived quarterback Jordan Palmer. He was the backup quarterback last season to brother Carson Palmer, who has said he will retire rather than play another season for the Bengals.

Preseason highlights: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-16 win over visiting Atlanta. ... Seventh-round draft pick Tommie Campbell returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the host Titans beat the Bears 14-13. ... Matthew Stafford threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, leading the host Lions past the Patriots 34-10. ... On a drive that began with 72 seconds left, Tim Tebow ran for 23 yards, threw for 26 more and recovered his own fumble before Steve Hauschka kicked a 51-yard field goal as the host Broncos beat the Seahawks 23-20.

This article appeared on page B - 8 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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