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Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns among teams eligible for 'Hard Knocks'

Alex Butler

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (R) greets Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan after the game at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 19, 2016. The Eagles defeated the Bears 29-14. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI
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Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell (23) receives a face mask penalty as he tackles Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) in overtime at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on January 1, 2017. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) steps back to pass in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 25, 2016. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
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Chicago Bears Jay Cutler throws a pass in the second half against the New York Giants in week 11 of the NFL at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on November 20, 2016. The Giants defeated the Bears 22-16. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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In 2013 the NFL designated that if a team does not volunteer to be profiled by HBO's Hard Knocks, one would be selected.
The rules: a team can't be chosen if it was in the playoffs in the last two seasons, has a first-year coach, or if it has been profiled on the program at any point in the last 10 years.
This offseason, that leaves: The Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, and Philadelphia Eagles. That list could change if the Saints or Colts move on from its current coaches.
A non-eligible team could still volunteer.
Last year, the Los Angeles Rams were profiled on the show, featuring the personal and professional lives of NFL athletes, coaches, and franchise employees. The announcement for that appearance was made on March 23.
The Ravens were the first team to appear on Hard Knocks, when it appeared in 2001. The Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, and Rams followed.

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