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Antonio Brown Finally Back at Practice for the Raiders; Will He Play Week One?

There’s been so much noise about the long-anticipated return of Antonio Brown to Raiders training camp, that finally on Tuesday it took place with all eyes to see.

Brown was the biggest offseason pickup of the Raiders, and using a Parx sportsbook promo code you can see now how the odds for the AFC West squad have gone in a different direction with Brown on the field.

The receiver had all eyes on him as he made an appearance on the practice field in Napa. He had been gone after getting his feet frozen in a cryotherapy booth in which he said he wore the wrong footwear.

“(I’m feeling) a lot better,” Brown said.

“Working towards 100 percent. It’s been a process with the feet. Any time you got a lot of blisters, it’s hard to change direction, cut and run and be able to do what I do naturally.”

Then as if it couldn’t get any stranger, the story with Brown took another twist as he filed a grievance against the NFL late last week in hopes of being able to wear the same helmet he wore in his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

There was report Friday that Brown was threatening retirement if the league didn’t allow him to wear said helmet.

Brown lost the case against the NFL on Tuesday, and instead of staying away any longer finally came out and said he would relent and wear the proper helmet.

“They have to certify it and do all the procedures,” Brown said Tuesday, when asked about his helmet search. “But we’re working with the NFL to make sure we’re following all the procedures to be out there in the right equipment.”

Add in another wrinkle, that being Browns’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus. The super agent told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that his team had “located helmets that have been manufactured within the past 10 years” and were working to get them cleared.

The questions about Brown and his commitment to playing and being a good solider remain, but for now the other big question is if he will able to be on the field for week one when the Raiders take on the Denver Broncos on Monday night football.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden sounded confident that the seven-time Pro Bowler would be able to go Week one against Denver.

“Oh yeah. Yep,” was Gruden’s response when asked if the wide out would be able to play in that first game.

We shall see.


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