Dolphins to appear on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

The Miami Dolphins will be the featured team on HBO's football show,

The Miami Dolphins will be the featured team on HBO's football show, "Hard Knocks". (Ryan Tannehill: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images/AFP; Matt Moore: Mike Stone/REUTERS; David Garrard: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP)

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HBO’s annual training camp documentary series finally found a willing subject: the Miami Dolphins.

The team announced it will be featured beginning in August, with the first episode to air Aug. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. Several teams passed on the series, including the Jets, Broncos, Redskins, Colts, Falcons and Seahawks.

The decision, according to first-year Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, did not involve owner Stephen Ross and was made by GM Jeff Ireland and the coaching staff.

“We are excited that the premier company in sports filmmaking history, NFL FILMS, and HBO Sports have chosen the Miami Dolphins to appear on their award-winning series Hard Knocks,” Philbin said. “We are looking forward to connecting with our many fans across the country as the program chronicles our 2012 training camp. The series will highlight the outstanding men who comprise our team and represent our organization admirably, both on and off the field, as they compete for a coveted position on our roster.

”All the decisions that have been made this off-season have had one guiding principle — will it help our players and organization reach its full potential? This one is no different. We are convinced that our affiliation with NFL Films and HBO will allow football fans everywhere an opportunity to comprehend the significant sacrifices and demands that our players endure each day along their journey in training camp as a Miami Dolphin. We eagerly await the opening of training camp on July 26 and the 2012 NFL regular season that lies ahead of us.“

Meanwhile, Philbin offered no comment on two players missing from Tuesday’s workout — running back Reggie Bush and quarterback David Garrard. Garrard reportedly missed the session because of issues related to the tropical storm that swept through the area over the weekend.


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