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FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 14: DeAngelo Willingham #27 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a missed field goal by the New England Patriots in the first quarter on September 14, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against the New York Jetson November 29, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Panthers 17-6. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

If you’re thinking “no way, impossible, ain’t happenin,” then you’re probably right.

But this has an interesting twist, even though it’s evident where the screw-up happened.

Somehow, someone at made the mix-up when Cincinnati Bengals cornerback DeAngelo Willingham was cut from the team on Friday.

Just to be safe, practically every team not named the Carolina Panthers might file a waiver clain anyway, just in case.

Here’s the twist.

After the mistake was realized, the name was changed from Williams to Willingham. However a little while later, the name reverted back to Williams.

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, Bengals cornerback DeAngelo Willingham became Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams.

A little more from PFT.

As of right now — and last I checked — DeAngelo Williams is safe and sound on the roster of the Carolina Panthers.

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