WASHINGTON — The NFL wants to spread “Hard Knocks” around.
At their fall meetings Tuesday, owners approved a measure that allows the league to choose which team will be the focus of the documentary-style show if no club volunteers.
Certain teams would be exempt from being forced to participate:
• Those with new coaches
• Those that reached the playoffs in one of the previous two seasons
• Those that appeared on “Hard Knocks” within the preceding 10 years
So far, only seven of the league’s 32 teams have been on the series, which airs on HBO: the Dallas Cowboys (twice), Cincinnati Bengals (twice), New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.
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