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Raiders bring dysfunction to 'Hard Knocks' in dream come true

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Cary Erickson | 12 June, 2019, 22:42

It was announced on Tuesday evening that the Raiders' upcoming offseason will be highlighted on the show, which will run from August 6 to September 3, 2019.

It seems just like yesterday we were introduced to Devon Cajuste, Brogan Roback, Bob Wylie and Carl Nassib's fuzzy math on the Browns season on "Hard Knocks".

The NFL picked the Raiders to be the subject of "Hard Knocks", the HBO Sports/NFL Films series that documents a training camp behind the scenes.

However, none of the show's breakout stars - Cajuste, Roback, Wylie or Nassib - are still with the team.

The decision seems like a no-brainer- the Raiders were chosen over the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions.

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"Everybody wants to be a Raider".

A 30-person NFL Films crew will be in Raiders' training camp in Napa Valley, shooting more than 1,750 hours of footage over the course of the five-episode series.

Maybe Brown can impress the production crew by showing up for training camp in a helicopter, which he did a year ago when he reported to Saint Vincent College with the Steelers. Coach Jon Gruden is entering the second year of his second stint with the Raiders, and general manager Mike Mayock will enter his first as an National Football League executive.

Nonetheless, it will be high entertainment to watch Jon Gruden attempt to coach Antonio Brown, Vontaze Burfict and Richie Incognito. Their win total in Vegas is 6.5 for the season, coming off of four wins a year ago.