Antonio Brown returns to Raiders, plans to play opener

FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football facility in Alameda, Calif. Star receiver Antonio Brown is not with the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock issued a brief statement at the beginning of practice Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, saying that Brown wasn't at the Raiders facility and won't be practicing a day after Brown posted a letter from the GM on social media detailing nearly $54,000 in fines.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden says star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener after a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock had put him in jeopardy of being suspended.

Gruden spoke briefly at the beginning of practice Friday and said everybody is "ready to move on." Gruden said the plan is for Brown to play Monday night at home against Denver.

Brown was sent home from the facility on Thursday after a confrontation the previous day at practice with Mayock. Brown had posted a letter earlier Wednesday from Mayock detailing nearly $54,000 in fines for missing a practice and walkthrough.

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