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Players already prepping for Miami's weather conditions

The forecasted high Sunday in Miami is 88 degrees, along with 73-percent humidity.

As such, the Buffalo Bills have already started getting ready for what promises to be a steamy afternoon against the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.

"Start drinking now," wide receiver Percy Harvin said of how best to be ready for the conditions. "If you try to wait a day or two before the game, you're already too late. You've got to start hydrating now."

Harvin played collegiately at Florida, so he speaks from experience.

"That humidity and stuff down there in Florida, it can be really tough," he said. "Especially early on in the season, guys are still trying to get into shape the way they want to, so going down there in that humidity, you never know how many plays you're going to be playing ... the humidity definitely can take charge if you're not hydrated. Sometimes even if you are hydrated it still will, but if you're hydrated, you at least give your body and yourself a chance."

The Bills have 14 players who are either from Florida or played there in college, so it's not like the heat will be anything new for them. But knowing what to expect doesn't make the conditions any easier.

Bills receiver Robert Woods hinted at some gamesmanship on the Dolphins' part in trying to accentuate the advantage they have that comes with playing week to week in those conditions.

"I don’t know if the heat will be on in the building like previous years, but just got to be prepared," Woods said. "We're fueling up. We have our Gatorades and our water bottles – getting hydrated right now."

In the season opener, the Bills lost cornerback Ronald Darby because of cramping issues due to a lack of hydration. So the Bills will be careful this week not to let that happen again, to Darby or anyone else.

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