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Bears Accidentally Sign Odell Beckham Sr.
By Dave Henry
CHICAGO - Looking to improve their receiving corps for rising star quarterback Justin Fields, the Chicago Bears accidentally signed Odell Beckham Sr. instead of free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
"We got confused okay." said an angry Bears GM Ryan Poles after his team’s loss to the New York Jets yesterday. "We meant to sign Odell Beckham Jr., but we sent the paperwork to his father instead."
Odell Beckham Sr. was thrilled with the signing and looked forward to helping the Bears make the playoffs. The 52-year-old Beckham Sr. was a running back for LSU from 1989 through 1992.
The younger Beckham was disappointed that he still hasn't been signed, but he was happy for his father.
"Look, my Dad was a helluva player, I'm thrilled for him. But I'd just like to remind other GMs out there that I am Odell Beckham Jr, it says so right on my uniform, so if you are looking for a receiver, remember -- Odell Beckham JR," Beckham Jr. said.
A reporter pointed out to Odell Beckham Jr. that he doesn't need to put "Beckham Jr." on his uniform because Jr. is a qualifier for your first name, not your last name. Your last name is still Beckham -- not Beckham Jr.
"Yeah, but what if we were both on the same team, then how would you tell us apart?" responded Odell Beckham Jr. " Huh, answer me that, smart guy."
That apparently won't be a problem, as Poles said they have no intention of signing Odell Beckham Jr now because they had no cap space left.
"Yeah, it kinda sucks," the Bears GM said. "We're tapped out. We're just going to roll with Odell Beckham Sr. and see what happens."
In related news, the Lions accidentally signed Robert Griffin II, the father of Robert Griffin III, as their backup quarterback.
Despite the mistake, the Lions may even start RGII in the next game as coach Dan Campbell says the elder Griffin gives them a better chance to win than Jared Goff does.
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