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Atlanta Falcons Will Be Featured On HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. (Getty Images)

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. (Getty Images)

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(CBS) After weeks of speculation, HBO’s well-received “Hard Knocks” series that provides a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL team during training camp has found its subject.

The Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons volunteered to be on “Hard Knocks,” according to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport. They had an out if they wanted, having made the playoffs two years ago.

The Bears were one of eight teams that could’ve been forced, per league rules, to be on the show. But Chicago didn’t want the attention, and with other teams volunteering, the NFL chose to look to Atlanta.

Former Bears who now play for the Falcons are Devin Hester and Gabe Carimi, as well as former offensive line coach Mike Tice.