The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been chosen to appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this summer, according to Roy Cummings.
Meanwhile, Rick Stroud reports that “all indications are that the HBO sports documentary series, in conjunction with NFL Films, has chosen to go to training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”
This doesn’t come as a big surprise, as Stroud mentions that everyone with the Buccaneers including co-chairman Joel Glazer, GM Jason Licht and HC Dirk Koetter have been bracing for this possibility of being selected to appear on the show.
On Tuesday, the Buccaneers announced that they have a “major announcement” scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. ET with Licht and Koetter both in attendance.
Tampa Bay was one of eight teams that could have been forced to appear on the show this summer if there were no volunteers. That list included the Ravens, Browns, Titans, Colts, Eagles, Bears and Saints.
The Buccaneers are an interesting team coming off of a promising first year under Koetter. They also have a young franchise quarterback in Jameis Winston to go along with star WR Mike Evans and free agent acquisition WR DeSean Jackson to go along with some notable defensive players including DT Gerald McCoy and LB Lavonte David.
We’ll have more regarding the Buccaneers appearing on “Hard Knocks” as the news is available.