The NFL could have forced any one of six teams to participate in the long-running HBO series, those teams included the Chargers, Broncos, Ravens, Redskins, 49ers, and the Browns.
Coming off a historic 0-16 season, the Browns were chosen after declining the opportunity several times, said the person who spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
OnePlus 6 durability inspected, approved and commended in series of torture tests
The OnePlus 6's AMOLED panel survives about 20 seconds of the flame before being permanently marred, which isn't unexpected. A YouTube channel by the name of JerryRigEverything has become the primary resource for smartphone durability tests online.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were featured on last year's show. The Browns have never been featured on Hard Knocks in the show's 13-year run.
Among the storylines expected to dominate the Browns' preseason is the play of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy victor, who was chosen by Cleveland with the first overall pick in the National Football League draft. Mayfield will be competing with former Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor for the starting spot, but that's not going to be the only interesting storyline.