Browns set for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ de­spite 0-16 sea­son

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CLEVELAND | Com­ing off a historic, dis­mal 0-16 sea­son, the Cleveland Browns have been cho­sen to appear on HBO’s pop­u­lar “Hard Knocks” se­ries that gives NFL fans a be­hind-thescenes look at train­ing camp.

The Browns have turned down pre­vi­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties to be on the award-win­ning se­ries. But with re­newed op­ti­mism around Cleveland fol­low­ing the re­cent draft, and the se­lec­tion of quar­ter­back Baker May­field, the team is grant­ing HBO un­lim­ited ac­cess to its up­com­ing camp.

Cleveland is the 13th fran­chise to par­tic­i­pate in “Hard Knocks,” which be­gan in 2001 with the Bal­ti­more Ravens. The Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers were fea­tured last sum­mer.

Although they’ve won only one game the past two sea­sons un­der coach Hue Jack­son, the Browns see the show as a pos­si­bil­ity to high­light some of their younger play­ers and put a pos­i­tive spin on their re­build.

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