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Jon Gruden Says He Expects Antonio Brown to Play Week 1

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 01:  Antonio Brown attends "Planet Pepsi" Pre-Super Bowl LIII party, featuring Travis Scott, on February 1, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Pepsi)
"Planet Pepsi" Pre-Super Bowl LIII Party Featuring Travis Scott - Arrivals | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has been making headlines for the last week, as he's out with severe frostbite on his feet and has been making a stink about what type of helmet he's going to wear this season.

When you move past all of that, you have to wonder if he'll be ready to go for the start of the season. According to Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, Brown will play Week 1.

The helmet saga will take care of itself, as it seems highly unlikely Brown will retire over a helmet. However, the health of his feet is still concerning.

Of course, Gruden was pretty direct about whether AB will be ready to play in their first game against the Denver Broncos.

Oakland can only hope that's the case, as Brown is by far their top offensive weapon for quarterback Derek Carr. They need him out there if they want any chance to make the postseason this campaign.