Adam Schefter of ESPN has been busy this morning. In addition to his report that the Bills have talked to the Cardinals about a trade for quarterback Matt Leinart (which the Bills have denied), Schefter has reported that the Redskins have cut cornerback Byron Westbrook, the brother of 49ers running back Brian Westbrook.
But Rick Maese of the Washington Post (which we’ll continue to cite as a reliable source despite the best efforts of one of its columnists to undermine the brand) reports that Byron Westbrook has not yet been cut, and that he will be traveling with the team to Arizona for the preseason finale.
If Schefter’s wrong, it’s a prime example of what can happen when we have a bad source, or two. It happens, to all of us. Sources aren’t right 100 percent of the time. But that’s still in a universe separate and apart from making something up, regardless of the motivation for making something up.