Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/23/12

The Atlanta Falcons will not be featured in the next installment of HBO's "Hard Knocks," ESPN.com reported, citing a league source.

The Falcons wished to focus their efforts strictly to matters on the field for the upcoming season, according to the source.

HBO doesn't traditionally reveal the starring team until May.

The New York Jets were thought to be the likely candidate for this year's show, especially with popular quarterback Tim Tebow joining the cast.

According to FoxSports.com, coach Rex Ryan is not interested in having his team do the show again.

The Jets were featured on the show in 2010, prompting owner Woody Johnson to say that the exposure provided "tremendous value" to the franchise.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers also considered to be candidates for this year's show.

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