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Hard Knocks: Episode Three Preview

Taking a look at some of the storylines heading into the third episode of Hard Knocks (and yes, some of this was reposted from an earlier posting).

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Yes. This was posted earlier this week. And yes, there's new information. Hard Knocks continues their five-episode season with the premiere of the third episode Tuesday night.

With two episodes in the bag, HBO's Hard Knocks will reach the midway point in the five-episode season this Tuesday (10 p.m., ET). One of the storylines that we should expect, along with a continuation of previously established stories, is the competition between veteran and and up-and-coming linebackers positioning themselves on the team's depth chart. Also the game against the Tennessee Titans will be featured.

Additional storylines (via John Kiesewetter) includes the rookie talent show, James Harrison receiving an acupuncture, and Aaron Maybin's release.

The third episode will premiere this Tuesday at 10 p.m. (ET) on HBO. Replay dates include Aug. 21 (6:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), Aug. 22 (2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.), Aug. 23 (10:00 a.m., midnight), Aug. 24 (11:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.), Aug. 25 (10 a.m.) and Aug. 26 (10:30 p.m., 5:15 a.m.). The show also has two playdates on HBO2: Aug. 22 (1:30 a.m.) and Aug. 26 (7:00 p.m.).

A 30-person NFL Films crew is shooting up to 1,500 hours of video over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews are given unrestricted access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training facilities, living quarters and practice fields. Join the conversation on Twitter using #HardKnocks and follow @HBO and @Bengals for updates. For more HARD KNOCKS video and coverage, go to