Falcons Turn Down HBO for Chance to Appear on “Hard Knocks” in 2012

The Falcons have said “no” to cable channel HBO about the chance to be the team on their “Hard Knocks” show during training camp 2012.

HBO had talked to the Falcons a few times times over the last few seasons and GM Thomas Dimitroff had said he was interested in his team getting the exposure of being on the show.

Reports say that the primary reason the Falcons declined the invitation to have their 2012 training camp featured on the popular program was a preference to have the focus be on their on-field product.

The New York Jets, who were featured in the most recent edition (2010), are on the record as having interest in making a return appearance and the Jacksonville Jaguars are also interested in showcasing their club this summer.

“We did express interest, and at this point we don’t know what HBO’s plans are,” Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards told Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union earlier this month.

Adam Schein of FOXSports.com reported the Denver Broncos were offered the role, but declined, and that HBO is considering following both the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, with the Harbaugh brothers being a main storyline.

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