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Browns to be featured on new season of Hard Knocks

Baker Mayfield, Browns

As was speculated last month, the Cleveland Browns are set to be featured on this season of HBO’s popular reailty sports documentary series, Hard Knocks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The new season will premiere on Aug. 7.

“I’ve been a part of ‘Hard Knocks’ and when you experience it first hand, you come to appreciate the inside look it really gives fans,” said Browns head coach Hue Jackson per ESPN. “We are excited about what we are building within our organization and feel good about the progress we have made this offseason. … I want people to see how much our players and coaches care, how hard they work and how badly they want to win for Cleveland. This will be a great opportunity for our team.”

Browns general manager John Dorsey had previously expressed his reluctance to be a part of the show, saying there isn’t anything good that comes of it. But after talking about it as an organization, he feels much better about the situation.

The Browns have undergone a dramatic facelift this offseason after becoming just the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. They brought in some established veterans on offense with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, wide receiver Jarvis Landry, and running back Carlos Hyde, and also completely overhauled their secondary.

But perhaps their most noteworthy acquisition was quarterback Baker Mayfield, whom they took with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Hard Knocks cameras will likely key in on the rookie, whose overall personality could easily see him become one of the most compelling characters of this season.