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ESPN confuses 'Josh' QBs, sparks Twitter banter between Cardinals and Bills

Here's another chance to curse common first names.

An innocent ESPN interview Friday night with the station's Buffalo Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak has sparked social media theatrics, with a modest side of humor.

Arizona Cardinals' senior vice president of media relations, Mark Dalton, spotted an error in an ESPN lower-third that claimed quarterback Josh Rosen had practiced at Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp.

UCLA prospect Rosen, of course, was Arizona's first-round selection, while the Bills actually picked Josh Allen, the 6'5 passer with a laser-rocket arm from Wyoming.

Before the draft, many Bills fans preferred Rosen, who met with the Bills' brass twice and was "ecstatic" about his visit, which might make Friday night's blunder sting a little more. It was only a matter of time before this confusion happened, right?

Then, in a world where team Twitter accounts develop personalities, the Cardinals began a little banter with the Bills. Arizona wins the award for corniest tweet; you'll know which one I'm referring to.

In his camp debut for the Bills, Allen - the first quarterback taken in the top 10 of the NFL Draft by the Bills since the common draft era began in 1967 - was obviously the focal point. He was honored to meet Bills great Jim Kelly, but he also felt the weight of expectations.

Watch: Bills QB Josh Allen talks about meeting Jim Kelly

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