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BY NICK ST. DENIS
HBO has struggled to find a team for its 2012 "Hard Knocks" series, and the Dolphins have struggled to stay relevant over the past few years, so the two are attempting to alleviating each other's issues.
The Dolphins announced Tuesday that they'll be featured on the five-episode documentary this summer, which will premier Tuesday, Aug. 7 and end Sept. 4.
"We thought it was in the best interest of the organization to do it at this time," Dolphins first-year coach Joe Philbin told reporters after the announcement, according to the team's Twitter feed.
Miami hasn't had a .500 or better season since 2008, and they're not among the league's more talked-about teams, but the Dolphins have enough going on this offseason to draw a decent amount of interest.
The series will feature a quarterback battle between incumbent starter Matt Moore, first-round rookie Ryan Tannehill and veteran David Garrard.
The Dolphins lack much star-power, so Hard Knocks will likely document a heavy dose of fringe players trying to cling to the roster, though we can expect plenty of attention on bigger names like Reggie Bush, who is coming off his best season, and Cameron Wake, who is a premier pass-rusher and just signed an extension.
The Dolphins, however, have a tough act to follow, as the dramatic Jets were last featured on the show.
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