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HBO releases teaser trailer for ‘Hard Knocks’ with Cleveland Browns (vid)

The Cleveland Browns open training camp in Berea, Ohio, on July 26, so it’s high time for HBO to ramp up promotion for its upcoming season of “Hard Knocks” featuring the NFL team.

The teaser trailer released Monday features Browns fans discuss their passion for a team that has limped to a demoralizing and embarrassing 1-31 record over the past two seasons. The Browns posted the video to its Twitter account as well.

The Browns have no shortage of intriguing story lines, highlighted by the drafting of enigmatic quarterback Baker Mayfield with the top pick in the draft, among other compelling angles.

Interestingly, Browns general manager John Dorsey originally railed against the likelihood that the team — long believed to be the favorites of “Hard Knocks” producers — were set to be selected for the series. However, once it was made official, Dorsey quickly changed his tune, at least publicly.

The documentary chronicling the upcoming Browns training camp is HBO’s 14th season of the Emmy-winning program. Actor Liev Schreiber serves as narrator for the five-episode series, which premieres on Aug. 7.