The Cleveland Browns will appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" training camp documentary series for the 2018 season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday.
The appearance on the show will be the first for the Browns, who finished 0-16 last season under coach Hue Jackson and hasn't been to the playoffs since 2002.
NFL rules stipulate that a team is eligible to be selected if it hasn't appeared on the show in the last 10 years, hasn't reached the postseason the last two seasons, or didn't just hire a new coach.
While the Browns meet those stipulations, it should also be noted that the sudden interest in the team could revolve around its use of the top overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft on reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. The Oklahoma quarterback will be in training camp alongside offseason acquisition Tyrod Taylor.
The 28-year-old Taylor was among a series of moves made by Cleveland in the offseason, acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in March.
Taylor guided Buffalo to the postseason for the first time since 1999 last season and already has drawn rave reviews from teammates along with an endorsement from Jackson.