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Houston Texans "Hard Knocks" Update: A Sneak Preview

HBO's "Hard Knocks" doesn't air until August when the Texans are in training camp, but the crew from NFL Films is already getting started in covering the action while the players grind through OTAs. Take a look at this sneak preview.

"Someone get me the fish-eye lens; Wilfork is bigger than we thought!"
"Someone get me the fish-eye lens; Wilfork is bigger than we thought!"
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I bet you were just wondering when we would hear more about the upcoming season of HBO's "Hard Knocks" that will feature your Houston Texans.  The first episode will air August 11th as HBO captures events during training camp, but the film crews are already working the cameras and creating promos while the players grind through their third week of organized team activities.

The Mothership posted THIS article highlighting that the "Hard Knocks" crew was busy shooting a promo with Tom Savage, Ben Jones and Alfred Blue.  That article has some great behind-the-scenes images you should see.

The trio simulated a hand off as the cameras captured the action and dialogue. Below you can see a video of the setup as the players went through several takes.

Lights. Camera. ACTION. @hbo's Hard Knocks is in the building.

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Here is a teaser to whet your appetite:


Are you getting excited to see your favorite NFL team in the spotlight, or is August still too far on the other side of a hot Gulf Coast summer to even think about this right now?  Share your thoughts below.