12.18.2013

Redskins' Fletcher 99 Percent Certain He Will Retire

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher announced today that he is "99 percent certain" that he will retire after the remaining two games of the season.

Fletcher wanted to make the announcement prior to the last home game of year against the Dallas Cowboys so that he could say goodbye to the fans one last time.

Fletcher, 38, has played in 254 consecutive games, and owns the record for consecutive starts by a linebacker with 214.

Fletcher began his career with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Division III John Carroll. After four seasons in St. Louis, Fletcher played five seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He spent the last seven years in Washington as the unquestioned leader of the Redskins defense.

Through 254 games, Fletcher has 1,783 tackles, 39 sacks, 73 pass deflections and 23 interceptions. Those numbers combined with his leadership abilities, a clear path should be paved for Fletcher to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Not bad for an undrafted free agent that many thought was too small to play in NFL.

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