antonio moreno he said earlier this month that he planned to play in a game for the Albany Empire, the National Arena League team he owns.

On Thursday, the former NFL star showed up for a team practice.

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown walks onto the court during the second half of an NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Brooklyn Nets on January 3, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver showed up 10 minutes before practice ended and told WTEN’s Griffin Haas that he would be playing the weekend game against the Fayetteville Mustangs.

FORMER NFL STAR ANTONIO BROWN TO PLAY FOR ALBANY EMPIRE AFTER TAKING OWNERSHIP: REPORT

Brown, who warmed up before running a single route, said the amount of time he plays will depend on new head coach Pete Porcelli.

Porcelli is the Empire’s third head coach this season.

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Antonio Brown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium on November 23, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Mike Ehrman/Getty Images)

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Former head coach Tom Menas, who coached Albany to back-to-back championships, was fired before the start of the season but eventually returned after his replacement, coach Damon Ware, and several players were suspended following a public dispute over payments and an incident on the team bus.

He quit after just one game.

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Antonio Brown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on January 2, 2022 in East Rutherford, NJ (Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Albany Empire is 1-4 this season. Brown also suggested Thursday that NFL quarterback Cam Newton «would be here soon.»