Bills one of 7 eligible teams for 'Hard Knocks'

Bills one of 7 eligible teams for 'Hard Knocks'
Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 11:03:17-05

The way things started in 2015, and how they went through the duration of the year, the Buffalo Bills got plenty of air time over the 12-month span. And now, they're on the short list to get even more during the summer of 2016.

Last year, the Buffalo Bills were exempt from participating in the widely popular HBO series 'Hard Knocks,' due to Rex Ryan being in his first year as the head coach of the franchise -- a rule that prevents an organization from being selected for the show. That is no longer the case in 2016, and now with the addition of Rex's twin brother Rob Ryan to the coaching staff, the Bills may have a strong chance to be selected.

According to Sports Illustrated, the Bills are one of seven teams that are eligible to be selected by HBO for the series, along with Chicago, Jacksonville, Oakland, New Orleans, St. Louis, and San Diego.

Per the report, teams are permitted to say no to doing the series if they have a first year head coach, have done the series once in the last 10 years, or, if they've appeared in the playoffs within the last two seasons. The current Bills head coach, Ryan was the head coach of the Jets when they appeared on the series in 2010.

The 'Hard Knocks' series takes an in-depth look at training camp in the NFL, following one team through the entire process while producing a weekly program that airs. The footage features candid moments in meeting rooms, locker rooms, and on the field where no live microphones are usually present. It also features stories of individual players throughout the summer.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia





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