The second page of the Metro section in my Washington Post this morning contained two grave byline anomalies.

First up: Debbie Wilgoren. As any Metro-reading vet knows, that’s one too many vowels for this longtime Postie’s byline.

Then, on an adjacent story: Darryl FEARS. Someone messed up, big-time, the most basic of typesetting tasks.

Does this mean that last spring’s buyouts are starting to hurt the paper in small but noticeable ways? Those buyouts hit the Post‘s copy desk like a fire alarm.

Last time I checked the Post‘s site, both of these strange bylines were still intact. We’ll be updating this fast-moving story throughout Super Bowl weekend.