Update 8/30/17 12:51 p.m.:
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that the Ravens-Saints game will in fact be played as scheduled. His report was confirmed by a tweet from the New Orleans Saints official Twitter account.
League says the Saints-Ravens game is on schedule. No discussions to change anything there.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 30, 2017
Tomorrow night's Saints-Ravens game at the @MBSuperdome is on as scheduled— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 30, 2017
Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey has caused immense damage in Texas and Louisiana, and the storm made a second landfall in Louisiana this morning. As a result of the storm, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, discussions are underway regarding whether or not the Ravens preseason finale will happen.
There are now discussions about whether to play Thursday night's Ravens-Saints game in New Orleans due to Harvey, per a league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2017
According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, the Ravens have only had one preseason game canceled in the team’s history. That occurred in 2001 due to turf issues. It appears that the Ravens in danger of having Thursday night’s game against the Saints become the second preseason game canceled.
However, a decision will have to be made rather quickly. Ryan Mink of the Ravens official website reports that the team’s flight to New Orleans is set to take off in less than two hours.
Flight is currently scheduled to take off in less than 2 hours. Sooooo ... https://t.co/7DSA8rC8YP— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) August 30, 2017
Obviously this is a developing story and there will be much more information to come. This post will be updated with new details as they come out, make sure to check back to Baltimore Beatdown.