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Vikings Decline Opportunity To Appear On "Hard Knocks"

This just came across from Judd Zulgad over at 1500 ESPN.

Add the Minnesota Vikings to the list of NFL teams that won't be appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks" during training camp this summer.

An NFL source said that for the second consecutive year interest was expressed in having the Vikings be part of a show that has become very popular but is seen as being far too intrusive by many organizations.

Makes plenty of sense. . .Leslie Frazier certainly doesn't come off as a "Hard Knocks" type of coach or anything like that. Throw in the fact that this team has a ton of young players on it jockeying for position that don't need any more distractions, and being on Hard Knocks would probably do the Vikings far more harm than good.

I don't believe it has been made official yet which team will be on Hard Knocks this year, but it won't be the Vikings. The Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, and (surprisingly) the New York Jets have all denied interest in being on this year's installment of the program.