Found May 17, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Cross off two more teams from the 'Hard Knocks' wish list. The 49ers and Redskins are going to pass on the HBO documentary training camp series, following the Jets, Falcons, Saints and Broncos in rejecting the camera-crew circus that comes with having the cable network film practice and off-field portions of August workouts. Owner Jed York told CSNBayArea that the 49ers weren't interested in being part of the program. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said on ProFootballTalk.com that he has in the past declined HBO overtures for behind-the-scenes access but he "just didn't feel comfortable with that atmosphere."
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