The NFL could have forced any one of six teams to participate in the long-running HBO series, those teams included the Chargers, Broncos, Ravens, Redskins, 49ers, and the Browns. Those teams met the criteria to be on the show because they didn't have a first-year head coach in place, haven't made the playoffs in the past two seasons or haven't appeared on the show in the past 10 years.
Hard Knocks, which debuted in 2001, is a reality show that follows National Football League teams throughout training camp leading up to the regular season.
The report states that the official announcement will be made Thursday afternoon.
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The report also estimates that by 2030, the world could have 43 so-called megacities - up from 31 today, according to reports. Moreover, India reportedly has the largest rural population with 893 million, followed by China with 578 million.
The Browns were outscored by almost 200 points last season while joining the 2008 Lions as the only teams to complete a season 0-16.
HBO's cameras are certain to focus on Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the brash Heisman Trophy victor from Oklahoma recently selected first overall. Mayfield will compete for the starting quarterback job with Tyrod Taylor.
Last year, the show centered around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including former OU defensive lineman Gerald McCoy.