11:47 a.m. UPDATE: Multiple reports, mainly from Greg Bensel, Senior VP of Communications for the Saints and Pelicans, have stated that the game will go on as planned. So, business as usual, carry on, nothing to see here.
There were claims that there may or may not have been a preseason finale for the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday morning that there were some talks between league officials on whether or not Thursday’s game will be played due to the Tropical Storm Harvey threat heading across southern Louisiana.
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
Of course, the discussions were preliminary, but were worth keeping an eye on. The city of New Orleans has had its fair share of issues with their drainage pumps keeping up and functioning with the amount of water intake, so that would have likely been the biggest concern for this game.
The league already announced that the game between the Texans and Cowboys that was to be played in Arlington on Thursday was canceled due to the tremendous amount of damage and disaster Harvey has caused in Houston and the surrounding areas.
It would have obviously been a big disadvantage for those players looking to make their final mark for the 53-man roster, but with the Saints playing, Sean Payton will have enough to go off of to make an informed decision for his roster cuts.