Report: Bears are eligible to be selected for 'Hard Knocks' series

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Report: Bears eligible for 'Hard Knocks' series originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The famous HBO series "Hard Knocks," could be coming to Halas Hall this summer.

According to one Twitter account, the Bears are one of the four teams eligible to host the series. The New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Washington Commanders are the other potential teams.

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What makes a team eligible?

The same account reports missing the playoffs in the past two seasons, having a head coach in their second season or greater and not having hosted "Hard Knocks" before, validates a team for hosting the series.

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The Bears make an entertaining case to host the series. They have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and are likely to bring in a high-profile rookie. Justin Fields will be heading into a highly anticipated season with the expectation he will have a formidable group around him. Plus, head coach Matt Eberflus will have similar expectations, after the Bears took home the worst-ranked defense in the league during the regular season.

The "Hard Knocks" series has aired on HBO since 2001. It has produced and aired 17 seasons and 90 episodes. The latest included the Arizona Cardinals headlining their relatively new "In Season" series and the Detroit Lions during the offseason.

The Dallas Cowboys have hosted three seasons of the series, while the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals have each hosted two.

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