The Oakland Raiders have been selected to appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this summer, the team announced Tuesday.

The other candidates for the show that chronicles a team during training camp were the 49ers, the Giants, the Lions and the Redskins.

The Raiders are the second AFC West team to be featured on the HBO series after the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden lobbied for the show to chronicle his older brother’s team.

“If they were smart, they would go to ,” Jay Gruden said in May. “What an entertainment value that would be: , , Paul Guenther, Vontaze Burfict, [Richie] Incognito. You’d be crazy not to go to . You can do us next year.”

The new season premiers Aug. 6.