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New York Giants football team owner John Mara, left, greets Oakland Raiders football team owner Mark Davis during the NFL fall meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. NFL owners hold their annual fall meeting, with discussions about the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl in New Jersey and player safety initiatives on the agenda. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New York Giants football team owner John Mara, left, greets Oakland Raiders football team owner Mark Davis during the NFL fall meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. NFL owners hold their annual fall meeting, with discussions about the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl in New Jersey and player safety initiatives on the agenda. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pittsburgh Steelers' football team chairman Dan Rooney arrives for the NFL fall meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. NFL owners hold their annual fall meeting, with discussions about the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl in New Jersey and player safety initiatives on the agenda. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pittsburgh Steelers' football team chairman Dan Rooney arrives for the NFL fall meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. NFL owners hold their annual fall meeting, with discussions about the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl in New Jersey and player safety initiatives on the agenda. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NFL owners pass 'Hard Knocks' measure to add teams

Last Modified: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL is trying to spread "Hard Knocks" around.

At their fall meetings Tuesday, owners approved a measure that allows the league to choose which team will be the focus of the documentary-style show if no club volunteers.

Certain teams would be exempt from being forced to participate in the filming:

— those with new coaches;

— those that reached the playoffs in one of the previous two seasons;

— those that appeared on "Hard Knocks" within the preceding 10 years.

So far, only seven of the 32 NFL teams have been on the series, which airs on HBO: Dallas Cowboys (twice), Cincinnati Bengals (twice), New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Kansas City Chiefs.

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