DAVIE, FL - MAY 4: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball during the rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Miami Dolphins Featured On 'HBO Hard Knocks' Series

The Miami Dolphins have been chosen to be the feature team on HBO's Hard Knocks this summer.

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Dolphins Players Could Cash In On HBO's Hard Knocks

The Miami Dolphins are preparing to deal with the distraction that could be with HBO's Hard Knocks. However, some of the Dolphins players could get a little extra money for the time with a little bit of product placement, according to Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk.

Even undrafted rookie tight end Les Brown (who could be an attractive storyline since he's giving up a career in finance to chase his NFL opportunity) said he's fielded calls from "a few companies." But running back Daniel Thomas said: "I haven't heard anything. Must be a quarterback thing." The Dolphins passers won't be nearly as popular as Chad Ochocinco or Reggie Bush, however.

The Dolphins are also thinking about putting a special three-and-a-half by four-and-a-half advertising patch on their practice jerseys, though the league limits how much the players can turn themselves in a human billboard.

Despite that, the best opportunity for most players will be to wear a shirt or some kind of equipment with the company's logo and hope that the HBO cameras will catch them.

For more on the Miami Dolphins, check out SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider. OTAs for the Dolphins also began this week, so for coverage, be sure to follow thisStoryStream here at SB Nation Tampa Bay. And for more general news and commentary related to the NFL, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL Hub.

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HBO Hard Knocks: Dolphins Were The Lone Team Offered The Show

The Miami Dolphins are gearing up for training camp in August, ready to have dozens of cameras watching their every move as they are the feature team on HBO's Hard Knocks show.

According to NFL Films senior coordinating producer Ross Ketover, the Dolphins were the only team in the entire league to be offered the show.

We cast a wide net. We talk to a lot of teams to gauge their interest. Some are very interested. Some are interested with caveats that are not acceptable with us. Others say we'll do it in future years. Others are not interested. The fact of the matter is, despite what you read, we did not offer the show to any other team but the Dolphins.

Hard Knocks should be an interesting show regardless this year because of everything that is new about this franchise. From new head coach Joe Philbin to rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, there is a lot that can make for interesting television.

For more on the Miami Dolphins, check out SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider. OTAs for the Dolphins also began this week, so for coverage, be sure to follow this StoryStream here at SB Nation Tampa Bay. And for more general news and commentary related to the NFL, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL Hub.

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HBO Hard Knocks 2012: Miami Dolphins Will Be Featured

The Miami Dolphins have been chosen to be the feature team on HBO's Hard Knocks this summer.

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