Dolphins, Saints will play in London in 2017

For the third time in four years, the Miami Dolphins will be heading to London for a regular-season game.

According to Sky Sports, the Dolphins will host the Saints in a 2017 game that will be played in England. NFL.com also confirmed the report. Don't go marking your calendar just yet though, because the time, date and location of the game haven't been announced.

The Dolphins also confirmed the game via Twitter.

The Saints-Dolphins game will be one of at least three games that will be held in London next season. The league is expected to announce the rest of the games in the coming weeks.

Sunday's Redskins-Bengals game was the final of three games held in England this season. The NFL also held three games across the pond in 2014 and '15. From 2007 to 2012, the league only played one game in England. In 2013, the NFL expanded the international series to two games.

The Dolphins are becoming regulars in England, with next year's game being their fourth trip to London since 2007. Only the Jaguars, who are contracted to play one game in London each year through the 2020 season, will have played more games in England after the 2017 season.

The Dolphins played in the first London game in 2007 (a 13-10 loss to the Giants), and then returned to play again in both 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the Dolphins beat the Raiders 38-14, then followed that up a year later with a 27-14 loss to the Jets.

As for the Saints, this will be their first trip to London since 2008, when they beat the Chargers 37-32 in their only other trip to England.

According to NFL.com, the Dolphins agreed to play the game as part of an owners resolution that was passed in 2014. Under the resolution, any team that's awarded a Super Bowl has to play in London within five years of landing the Super Bowl in their city. Minnesota, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles were all recently awarded Super Bowls.

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