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Antonio Brown is set to make his Oakland Raiders debut on Monday night after all.
After reports emerged Thursday that the team planned to suspend the wide receiver following a heated exchange with general manager Mike Mayock, coach Jon Gruden said Friday that Brown will be allowed to play in the season opener against the Denver Broncos.
“Antonio’s back today, we’re really excited about that,” Gruden told reporters. “Ready to move on. He’s had a lot of obviously time to think about things. We’re happy to have him back, and I know Raider Nation is excited about that, too.”
Asked if Brown would play Monday night, Gruden said, “That’s the plan.”
Brown issued a short statement on Friday but did not take questions.
“I’m excited to be out here today,” Brown said. “I want to apologize to my teammates, the organization. Enough talk, man … ready for all the fans.”
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