Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
NFL considering expanding rules for mandatory preseason participation in Hard Knocks

The NFL is considering expanding the pool of teams that can be selected for the preseason Hard Knocks series. Currently, teams with first-year head coaches, teams that have made the playoffs in the past two seasons, and teams that have done the show in the last 10 years are exempt from being chosen. However, if the proposal is approved, teams with first-year head coaches, teams that have done the show in the past eight years, and teams participating in the in-season version of Hard Knocks in the current or next season will no longer be exempt. The exemption based on playoff appearances will be eliminated.

The league office is looking to increase diversity in terms of participants on Hard Knocks. Last year, only four teams were potential candidates: Jets, Commanders, Bears, and Saints. Despite not wanting to participate, the Jets were chosen marking a first time a team did not volunteer for the series. If this proposal is passed it could become more common in future seasons. The decision will be voted on by team owners on Tuesday.

By Aiden Nguyen

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