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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.

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)
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)
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After a one-year hiatus because of the NFL ;ockout in 2011, HBO's popular Hard Knocks series returns in 2012 and will feature the Miami Dolphins. This was confirmed in a press conference by new head coach Joe Philbin.

This should make for some interesting television during training camp, because with Philbin and first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill, there is much room for growth on this team and a lot of unknown factors.

Teams that have been featured on Hard Knocks before include the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, the Dallas Cowboys in both 2002 and 2008, the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009 and the New York Jets in 2010.

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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