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Hard Knocks 2014: Jaguars not interested in HBO show

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Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell didn't seem interested in being on the HBO mini-series this summer.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of eight teams that can be forced to participate in the hit HBO mini-series "Hard Knocks", which follows a football team during training camp to document what it's like behind the scenes. It doesn't appear the Jaguars are all that interested however, and would likely have to be forced to do the program.

"That's a good question," Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell told Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. "Our reaction would be that we would try to defer."

The Jaguars volunteered to be on "Hard Knocks" two years ago and were passed over, but since hiring Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley, have expressed a lack of interest in the show. HBO had difficulty finding a team willing to let them behind the scenes the past few seasons, leading them to repeat with the Cincinnati Bengals and then roll with the Miami Dolphins last offseason.

As it stands right now, there are eight teams that the NFL can mandate do the show, of which the Jaguars are included. Though if the team ends up drafting someone like Johnny Manziel and/or Michael Sam, it would be very intriguing to watch, unless the NFL forces their hand, don't expect it.