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NFL.com transactions page typo likely will flood the league office with waiver requests

So earlier today the Bengals cut several players.  One of them was cornerback DeAngelo Willingham.

And at some point in the transfer of information from Cincinnati to New York City to the folks who run NFL.com, Bengals cornerback DeAngelo Willingham became Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams.

Uh oh.

It’s a harmless and understandable mistake (we say that in part because we make plenty of our own), which apparently came not from NFL.com but from STATS LLC.  Still, as of this posting the official word on the NFL.com transactions page is Williams has been cut by the Panthers.

Look for 31 teams to make a waiver claim, just in case.

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27 Responses to “NFL.com transactions page typo likely will flood the league office with waiver requests”
  1. Citizen Strange says: Jun 18, 2010 2:40 PM

    He’ll be a good backup for Mendenhall.
    GO STEELERS!

  2. Hooby says: Jun 18, 2010 2:43 PM

    ah, just like the helsinki incident of 1992

  3. Orakpwnd says: Jun 18, 2010 2:43 PM

    Dibbs

  4. rbm921 says: Jun 18, 2010 2:44 PM

    I, personally, would like to submit a request to calim DeAngelo Williams on waivers. With a 2009 record of 0 wins my claim should take priority. It’s right there in black and white; send him to me; he’s mine.
    I hope to trade him for either a soft-top Jeep or use of a beach house for a month or so.

  5. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 2:46 PM

    This reminds me of that time Mary Bradshaw died.

  6. Cincinnasty says: Jun 18, 2010 2:47 PM

    This is probably Mike Brown’s fault… I don’t think he’s figured out how to spell correctly or use this new thing call a fax machine…

  7. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 18, 2010 2:59 PM

    # Citizen Strange says: June 18, 2010 2:40 PM
    He’ll be a good backup for Mendenhall.
    GO STEELERS!
    ——————————————————
    Really? Mendenhall?
    I give you credit for team loyalty man. I wish I was so loyal it would distort reality.

  8. er pete says: Jun 18, 2010 3:16 PM

    What? Beverly Deangelo died?

  9. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 18, 2010 3:20 PM

    @ the real shuxion
    If you haven’t noticed by Steeler fan posts on this website in particular and what I can assume would be face to face interactions you have had with Steeler fans, there aren’t may Steeler fans with a clear view of what reality really is. They think bright yellow is gold for christs sake.

  10. rocknrollsinger says: Jun 18, 2010 3:23 PM

    Whenever Greg Olsen is mentioned in sports news, I have to ask myself if it’s TE Greg Olsen, OC Greg Olson, former catcher Greg Olson, or former pitcher Greg Olson. I think there’s even a 5th G.O. in sports. Hey Olsons (& Olsens)! IT’S TIME TO RETIRE GREGORY AS A NAME. I don’t care if it’s grandpa’s middle name.

  11. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 18, 2010 3:27 PM

    Whats sad is that they still havent updated it. Maybe Rosenthal is doubling as their editor

  12. Martin Keamy says: Jun 18, 2010 3:35 PM

    @ The Real Shuxion
    I agree.

  13. Dapollock says: Jun 18, 2010 3:36 PM

    Can I put in a waiver wire request for Vanessa Williams?

  14. MostNutsEver says: Jun 18, 2010 3:42 PM

    What’s weird is I saw that they updated it, and now it’s changed back. Hmm…..

  15. Heywood Jablowme says: Jun 18, 2010 3:46 PM

    I’m putting in a claim for Remo Williams.

  16. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 18, 2010 4:10 PM

    Unfortunately for the NFL, they seem to be forgetting about one major and binding legal principle: No takebacks.

  17. Larry30 says: Jun 18, 2010 4:13 PM

    Are you sure he’s subject to waivers? He’s got 4 pension credited seasons; waivers shouldn’t apply to him this time of year unless something changed because of the uncapped year, not sure?

  18. dybzinski says: Jun 18, 2010 4:13 PM

    Since when did teams get the ability like the Bengals to cut other team’s players??? Is the union aware of this new rule that was just slid in?
    I likey!! Dear Holmgren, please cut Tom Brady and make a claim…

  19. theroc5156 says: Jun 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    “Orakpwnd”
    I’m not a Redskins fan, but damn that’s a good handle you got. Nice work!

  20. JimmySmith says: Jun 18, 2010 4:36 PM

    I find Terry Bradshaw to quite funny for a dead guy.

  21. Aether says: Jun 18, 2010 4:43 PM

    # Citizen Strange says: June 18, 2010 2:40 PM
    He’ll be a good backup for Mendenhall.
    GO STEELERS!
    —————-
    Only if you manage to claim him, too. The Bengals waived Rashard Mendenhall today as well as DeAngelo Williams.

  22. pwndabear says: Jun 18, 2010 5:01 PM

    wait, so serena williams died?

  23. peskys_pole says: Jun 18, 2010 5:36 PM

    Typos and mistakes are funny on someone else’s website, but here they are just par for the course.

  24. Bite-me-Florio says: Jun 19, 2010 2:08 PM

    I’d like to be the fist to point out that I just released Barak Bin Ladin…. no wait Osama Obama?… no no no ummm Barak Osama….. no… I got it Barak Obama! There we go! His ass is outta here. Claim that one Gripsbutt Feelers!

  25. Pantherfan10 says: Jun 19, 2010 9:03 PM

    Cincinnasty says:
    June 18, 2010 2:47 PM
    This is probably Mike Brown’s fault… I don’t think he’s figured out how to spell correctly or use this new thing call a fax machine…
    =============
    Fax machine? New thing?
    Here in the modern era we use this thing called the internet

  26. Pantherfan10 says: Jun 19, 2010 9:07 PM

    Bite-me-Florio says:
    June 19, 2010 2:08 PM
    I’d like to be the fist to point out that I just released Barak Bin Ladin…. no wait Osama Obama?… no no no ummm Barak Osama….. no… I got it Barak Obama! There we go! His ass is outta here. Claim that one Gripsbutt Feelers!
    =========
    I wish the Internet would release you

  27. Bite-me-Florio says: Jun 21, 2010 12:12 PM

    Dear Pantherfan10:
    I appologize if i offended you. Your personal feelings are of the (J)upmost importance to me and the thought of hurting those precious feelings is almost more than i can bare. Please please find (/)it in your heart to forgive me. i will never make that mistake again you beautiful person you. Have a wonderful day.(K)
    (!)

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