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Yes, that’s Antonio Brown training with USF’s Jordan McCloud, KJ Sails

The Bulls tandem, working out in South Florida, has a family connection to the exiled NFL wide receiver.
USF quarterback Jordan McCloud drops back to pass during the Bulls' only spring football practice of 2020 at the Frank Morsani Football Complex in Tampa on March 10. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

In a conventional March, USF veterans Jordan McCloud and KJ Sails would be wrapping up their spring break this week and preparing to return to campus for spring football drills.

But in accordance with these surreal times, the pair has provided some surreal images on social media.

Sails and McCloud have been in South Florida working out with exiled NFL receiver Antonio Brown. McCloud’s older brother, Buffalo Bills receiver (and former Sickles High/Clemson standout) Ray-Ray McCloud, also has been training with the group. So has Cincinnati Bengals receiver (and Wharton High alumnus) Auden Tate.

The connection? For one, the McCloud brothers’ dad, Ray, is a close friend of Brown’s uncle. Sails and the McCloud family have been extremely close for years.

Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, currently is out of football after two brief, well-documented stints with the Raiders and Patriots in 2019.

The 31-year-old Miami native has been involved in a sequence of incidents in the past year, the most recent being his arrest on a felony charge of burglary and battery after he was accused of being involved in a physical altercation with a truck driver outside his Hollywood home in January.

Related: USF athletic director: Spring football game now canceled

Jordan McCloud and Sails are expected to be back in Tampa on Monday, said Oscar Angulo, Sails’ surrogate father who helped raise him. USF’s third spring practice originally was set for Tuesday, but the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in spring practice being postponed indefinitely and the spring game being called off.

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