Browns' Dorsey OK with 'Hard Knocks' after initial reluctance
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General manager John Dorsey, who had expressed apprehension about the Cleveland Browns appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks," said Thursday he's content with the team being featured on the program this summer.

"Like many, I was reluctant about being the featured team on 'Hard Knocks' but once we sat down and talked about it as an organization, I feel a lot better and understand why the time is right," Dorsey said in a news release announcing the Browns' participation in the show.

Just two weeks ago, Dorsey said nothing good comes out of appearing on the five-episode show, which provides an inside look at an NFL team throughout training camp. The Browns were one of six clubs eligible to be featured on the series in 2018.

After beginning his Browns tenure 1-31, head coach Hue Jackson figures to garner plenty of attention from HBO.

"Hue and I both feel like this team is in a good place and that we are in the process of building something that will lead to success," said Dorsey. "Being a part of 'Hard Knocks' will give our fans the opportunity to see how passionate the people in our building are about winning and how excited we are about getting to work and preparing for the 2018 season."

The Browns have never before been featured on the series.

Browns' Dorsey OK with 'Hard Knocks' after initial reluctance
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