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ESPN- The Atlanta Falcons will be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” during training camp, the team announced Thursday. “We are excited about the opportunity to give our fans a behind the scenes look at what it takes to prepare an NFL team for the rigors of a 16-game regular season and beyond,” Falcons owner and chairman Arthur M. Blank said. “This marks the first time that our franchise will be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’ and we look forward to showcasing our great players and coaches to football fans all across America.”

It is somewhat of a surprising move, considering coach Mike Smith typically wants to avoid added distractions. But Smith obviously saw the benefit in such a documentary. “We are looking forward to connecting with our fans across the country as the program chronicles our 2014 training camp,” Smith said. “The series will give fans a behind the scenes look…

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