Bucs close door on 'Hard Knocks'

I just sent a story to our news side saying that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declined to be the featured team on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer.

It should be popping up in the “headlines’’ section of our main NFL page momentarily. I’ll be back in this space in a bit with an analysis of what I think of this decision. By the way, the New Orleans Saints have been mentioned in several reports as one of several other teams being considered. With Tampa Bay off the list, I would think the Saints still have a chance.