|Bengals minicamp; photo from team Twitter account @Bengals|
Per @pdomo, who is wired in at NFL Films, the #bengals might be the team for HBO's Hard Knocks
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) June 15, 2013
So technically the word is not official; just possible. With the trouble that the series has had in recent years finding willing participants I doubt they would let word leak unless they felt pretty confident they had their team.
Should the rumor be true it will be the second time for the Bengals on the popular documentary series. They were on the show back in 2009 when Chad Johnson was still around to provide some drama, and there were a number of position battles to make things interesting.
This time around there is not a ton of position battles up for grabs and no Chad Johnson to keep it interesting. The closest thing the team has to drama is Adam 'don't call me Pacman' Jones and his recent drama involving him being accused of assaulting a woman at a bar.
He's claiming self defense, but you can judge for yourself from the video.
Otherwise the team really doesn't have anything other than football to be featured on the show making them an interesting pick. Than again, the tweet claiming the Bengals may be the one has been deleted already so maybe the reporter was getting a little ahead of himself.