The Insider: London Fletcher


Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/09/2014

London Fletcher on Redskins hiring Jay Gruden

Almost-retired linebacker says “job was Gruden’s to lose from the start” on Twitter.

By Missy Rosenberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden, London Fletcher

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013

London Fletcher says (probably) farewell

Linebacker says, ‘I played 16 years and accomplished what I was able to accomplish. I feel good about that.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins close out the 2013 season today, taking on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium today at 1 p.m. on FOX.

By Mike Jones  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday

At last, Washington’s nightmare of a season will draw to a close.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Giants, story lines, Week 17

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013

London Fletcher leaves door open to ‘maybe’ playing again for ‘right opportunity’

But linebacker reiterates he’s 99 percent sure he’ll retire after the season, saying he has ‘no regrets’ and it ‘just feels like it’s the right time.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Drama ‘makes it more difficult’ to win, London Fletcher says

But linebacker stops short of blaming team’s record on the controversies, saying: ‘I just think we didn’t play good football.’

By Mark Maske  |  09:25 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 12/22/2013

In London Fletcher’s FedEx Field farewell, Redskins fall short

The Washington Redskins talked about sending London Fletcher out on a victorious note as he played in final home game as a member of the team. But they fell short in their quest, losing 24-23 to Dallas on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2013

London Fletcher is ‘definitely a Hall of Fame-caliber player,’ Mike Shanahan says

Is the linebacker, who says he expects to retire after this season, Canton-bound?

By Mark Maske  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins, Cowboys sing London Fletcher’s praises

When London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he expects to retire following this season, teammates and opponents had reactions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, leadership, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Santana Moss, Week 16

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Griffin trying to heed Fletcher’s advice ‘just to exhale’

Robert Griffin III in recent weeks turned to those closest to him for guidance.

By Mike Jones  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher advocates for Mike Shanahan’s return

As odd as it sounds, London Fletcher says, the Redskins should extend Mike Shanahan because they need stability at head coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher says he’s ’99 percent certain’ he’ll retire [updated]

The Redskins’ linebacker, notable for his streak of 254 consecutive games played since 1998, says he is likely going to call it a career.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins players offer little reaction to RGIII demotion

Washington Redskins players took the switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins in stride - at least publicly - on Wednesday and said that nothing changes in their approach for the next three games.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams, Week 15

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Redskins should re-sign Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, according to London Fletcher

Young linebackers are ‘cornerstones that you need to keep around,’ Fletcher says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Week 14

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013

London Fletcher on course to play 253rd straight game

Linebacker practices fully Thursday after suffering sprained left ankle late in Giants game and being limited in Wednesday’s practice.

By Mark Maske  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Redskins injury report: Trent Williams, three others miss practice

Starting left tackle Trent Williams missed Wednesday’s practice with a foot contusion, but said that he hopes to play on Sunday when the Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Darrel Young, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Reed Doughty, Trent Williams, Week 14

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Severity of London Fletcher’s ankle sprain not yet clear

Linebacker has played in 252 straight regular season games.

By Mark Maske  |  05:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, Week 14

Posted at 02:15 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Doughty suffers concussion, Hall and Fletcher injured as well

Safety Reed Doughty left Sunday night’s game after suffering a concussion, and his status for the immediate future remains uncertain.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Reed Doughty, video, Week 13

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013

London Fletcher: ‘Nobody is happy with the way things have turned out’

Linebacker expresses disappointment but remains supportive of Coach Mike Shanahan and says players haven’t given up and are continuing to put forth effort.

By Mark Maske  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Redskins had ‘a blown assignment’ on McCoy’s catch vs. Kerrigan, Haslett says

Defensive coordinator also says he was pleased with efforts against Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy but Frank Gore, who’s up next, is a different type of runner.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Ryan Kerrigan, Week 11, Week 12

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

London Fletcher hasn’t decided if he will retire following the season

Veteran Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s coaches still see him as the anchor of the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, video, Week 12

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

London Fletcher on RGIII: ‘Believe me. The kid is a leader’

Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said that he has no questions at all about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s leadership qualities.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins players vow to remain united

At 3-7, Redskins players insist that the locker room will not splinter.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Game Day notes and fast facts

The team will attempt to avenge a 33-27 Week 1 loss to the Eagles and pick up their first NFC East victory of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Eagles, Santana Moss, Week 11

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Mike Shanahan’s future and more

Mike Jones tackles questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, the salary cap, silly penalties, Nick Williams’s role, Adam Carriker’s recovery, London Fletcher’s demise, Kyle Shanahan’s fit for University of Texas and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Daniel Snyder, Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Nick Williams, Salary cap, special teams, tight ends, Week 11

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/08/2013

London Fletcher fined for horse-collar tackle against Chargers

Linebacker is assessed a $15,750 fine by the NFL for his tackle of San Diego running back Danny Woodhead in the fourth quarter of the Redskins’ overtime win.

By Mark Maske  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013

London Fletcher ranks Adrian Peterson alongside Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson

Redskins linebacker says it’s ‘flip a coin’ between those three as the best running back he’s seen during his long NFL career.

By Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013

London Fletcher listed as probable on injury report

Linebacker had his knee drained, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, when he called Fletcher fine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five story lines to follow Thursday night

FIVE STORY LINES | The Redskins didn’t have much time to prep for Thursday night’s game vs. Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 10

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 11/05/2013

London Fletcher: Dolphins’ veteran players failed to properly police their locker room

‘I’m real disappointed in the leadership in the locker room down there in Miami,’ veteran Redskins linebacker says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:23 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Miami Dolphins, video

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

London Fletcher has knee drained but called ‘fine’ by Mike Shanahan

Redskins coach also says a hamstring injury suffered by wide receiver Leonard Hankerson is no big deal.

By Mark Maske  |  07:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Redskins vs. Broncos: Five story lines for Sunday’s game at Denver

Five areas to focus on during Washington’s 4:25 game at Denver on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Secondary, special teams, story lines, Week 8

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/24/2013

‘Old graybeards’ Fletcher, Manning to match signal-calling wits Sunday

Redskins linebacker and Broncos quarterback entered the league together in 1998.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Griffin: Redskins doing their best to block out the scrutiny

Despite ongoing scrutiny and little success to silence it, Robert Griffin III said he and his teammates remain focused.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 7

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mailbag: Illegal formation, tackling techniques and Roy Helu Jr.'s opportunities

Mike Jones answers readers' questions on illegal formations, tackling technique, Roy Helu Jr.'s touches, Tanard Jackson and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., Tanard Jackson

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Barnett not surprised by time-sharing arrangement with Fletcher

Veteran linebacker says that was his original understanding of what his role would be.

By Mark Maske  |  04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013

London Fletcher expects to keep sharing time with Nick Barnett

Wanting to remain effective throughout games after struggling in the first two, Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said he has no problem sharing playing time with Nick Barnett.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins players say actions, not words, matter now

Linebacker London Fletcher’s midweek address failed to produce a win over the Lions.

By Mark Maske  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, barry cofield, leadership, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shanahan looking to keep Fletcher fresh, get better execution out of Rambo

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan explains the modification of the workloads of one of his most experienced players, and one of his rookies.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Nick Barnett, Playing time, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Fletcher: ‘We really beat ourselves today’

Linebacker sees some progress but laments the team’s 0-3 start.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Fletcher addressed teammates this week

Linebacker urged each Redskins player to focus on doing his own job and performing his own assignments, according to a player who heard the speech Wednesday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:16 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Josh Wilson, leadership, London Fletcher

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Griffin must be himself as a leader, Fletcher says

Quarterback has said he’ll be a stern leader if that’s what teammates want from him.

By Mark Maske  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Redskins players supportive of Brandon Meriweather through injuries

Safety has failed to start and finish a single game since beginning of last season.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, Josh Wilson, London Fletcher

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Fletcher: ‘It’s as close to being a must-win as you can get’

Linebacker calls team’s 0-2 start ‘very surprising and disappointing.’

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: London Fletcher’s quiet start, roster needs and penalties

The Washington Redskins have stumbled out of the gates to an 0-2 start that few people imagined. There are plenty of problem areas and plenty of questions, but thus far, few answers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mailbag, Nick Barnett, penalties, Safeties, Salary cap

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Fletcher stands alone as NFL’s active leader in consecutive games

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is focused on the Eagles, not on outlasting Tampa CB Ronde Barber.

By Mark Maske  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Week 1

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates

Quarterback joins Williams, Fletcher, Cofield and Doughty as Washington's captains.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, captains, London Fletcher, Quarterbacks, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Fletcher, Gomes are not fined by NFL for personal fouls

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Fines, London Fletcher, NFL safety, preseason

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Griffin, Fletcher and Forbath earn team honors

Teammates chose honorees, which were announced at the team's annual Welcome Home Luncheon on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Fletcher voices approval of HGH near-deal between league, union

"We want a clean game and the NFL wants a clean game," veteran Redskins linebacker says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HGH testing, London Fletcher

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Nick Barnett eases into action with the Redskins

Veteran linebacker Nick Barnett took the practice field for the first time as a Redskin during Monday morning's walk through after being inactive since signing with Washington on July 31.

By Chelsea Janes  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Nick Barnett ready to compete, help Redskins build on last season's success

Having witnessed Washington's success from afar last season, veteran linebacker Nick Barnett saw the Redskins as the ideal fit for him.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Perry Riley says he could handle increased responsibility

Linebacker Perry Riley said in case of emergency -- London Fletcher missing time -- he could handle a bigger role.

By John Keim  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Training camp

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Redskins' London Fletcher still going strong entering 16th training camp

Training camp is nothing new to for the league's iron man, whose enthusiasm was evident the day before his team's first practice of the year.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Training camp

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 07/24/2013

At the podium: Griffin, Fletcher and the opening of training camp

Redskins players show up for training camp, take a conditioning test and speak to reporters on Wednesday in advance of camp's first practice on Thursday.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:19 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Fletcher makes good on interception vow to Cousins

Veteran linebacker had told the quarterback before Thursday's practice that he would intercept a pass. And he did.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, OTAs

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 05/31/2013

London Fletcher glad to resume usual offseason routine following surgery

The 17th year linebacker didn't have to participate in offseason practices. "But this is what I do," he said

By Mark Maske  |  07:08 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, London Fletcher, OTAs

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Redskins' London Fletcher didn't seriously consider retirement

Veteran linebacker says his speech at the end of the season wasn't meant to be a farewell.

By Mike Jones  |  09:41 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Is Alfred Morris the Redskins' best player?

Depending on whose list you consult, the second-year running back might be a smidge ahead of Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams and London Fletcher.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Monday mailbag: Where's Cooley, Super Bowl chances, name debate and more

Mike Jones answers questions about the futures of Chris Cooley and Sam Huff, who is being groomed behind London Fletcher, Daniel Snyder's stance on the name change, rookie salaries and more ...

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, London Fletcher, Monday Mailbag

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/09/2013

London Fletcher may be last man standing following Ronde Barber's retirement

With Ronde Barber due to retire and London Fletcher anticipating returning for another season, the Redskins linebacker would stand alone in the active consecutive games played category.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, London Fletcher

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 03/06/2013

London Fletcher undergoes ankle surgery, eyes return next season — Updated

Linebacker making certain he can get healthy enough to play at a satisfactory level, according to person familiar with his thinking.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:23 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 02/20/2013

London Fletcher says he's still deciding whether to play next season

Linebacker wants to be sure he can play at a level that satisfies him

By Sarah Kogod and Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins, Redskins Roster

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Lorenzo Alexander leads NFC team in tackles at Pro Bowl

London Fletcher had four tackles and Ryan Kerrigan had two.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Pro Bowl, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Robert Griffin, Alfred Morris, London Fletcher honored

Griffin was named Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year and NFL offensive rookie of the year.

By Mike Jones  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, London Fletcher, Redskin awards, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 01/06/2013

London Fletcher uncertain about his future

Team's leading tackler will take some time before deciding whether to return for a 16th NFL season

By Mike Jones  |  11:03 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2013

London Fletcher named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Ageless linebacker had a career-high five interceptions this season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, London Fletcher honored, Redskins

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/12/2012

London Fletcher misses practice, Trent Williams limited

Garcon and Hall participate fully in Wednesday's practice.

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher, Trent Williams

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Fletcher, Williams, Hall emerge from Ravens game without setbacks

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that the team didn't emerge from Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with any additional injuries other than Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee.

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Shanahan hopeful Hall, Fletcher and Williams will play vs. Ravens

All three players will be listed as questionable against the Ravens.

By Mark Maske  |  02:06 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Quick hits, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Many reasons for post-bye turnaround, Redskins players say

Team savors its three straight victories since season seemed lost at 3-6.

By Mark Maske  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins turnaround

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 12/03/2012

London Fletcher, Trent Williams active for Redskins

London Fletcher, Trent Williams active for Redskins

By Mark Maske  |  07:36 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Trent Williams

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 12/01/2012

London Fletcher, Trent Williams are questionable for Giants game

The linebacker has a sprained ankle and the left tackle has a bruised thigh, but both appear likely to play Monday night in the NFC East showdown.

By Mark Maske  |  08:32 PM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Trent Williams

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Fletcher plays on and on and on

Linebacker's consecutive games streak, now at 235, remains intact even in season filled with injuries.

By Mark Maske  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/29/2012

London Fletcher, Trent Williams still sidelined

London Fletcher and left tackle Trent Williams both missed a third day of practice with injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Trent Williams

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 11/22/2012

London Fletcher extends streak but fails to finish against Cowboys

Linebacker has interception before aggravating sprained left ankle and exiting the Redskins' win at Dallas.

By Mark Maske  |  10:15 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, London Fletcher

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/22/2012

London Fletcher is active and expected to play

Linebacker's consecutive games streak would be extended to 235. Pierre Garcon also is active.

By Mark Maske  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 11/21/2012

London Fletcher is questionable for Dallas game

Linebacker has played in 234 straight games

By Mark Maske  |  05:40 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/20/2012

London Fletcher unsure if he'll play Thursday

London Fletcher unsure if he'll play Thursday

By Mark Maske  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, London Fletcher, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 11/19/2012

London Fletcher's playing status unclear because of sprained left ankle

Linebacker has played in 234 straight games but wouldn't have practiced Monday if there had been one.

By Mark Maske  |  05:02 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/31/2012

London Fletcher hopes he’ll be closer to 100 percent this week

Linebacker played Sunday after missing two practices last week with ailing hamstring, balance problems.

By Mark Maske  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 10/28/2012

London Fletcher plays, as always

Linebacker extends consecutive-games streak to 232.

By Mark Maske  |  07:39 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 10/28/2012

London Fletcher to start, would extend streak

Linebacker, who has played in 231 straight games, was plagued by hamstring and balance issues this week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 AM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins inactives

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/28/2012

London Fletcher expected to play Sunday, barring last-minute setback

The linebacker, who missed two practices because of a hamstring injury and problems with balance, would extend his consecutive-games streak to 232.

By Mark Maske  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Redskins preparing to play without London Fletcher, if needed

Veteran linebacker has played in 231 consecutive games but his status this week is unclear because of ailing hamstring, balance issues.

By Mark Maske and Kent Babb  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

If you could pilfer one NFL player for the Redskins this Sunday, who would it be?

If you could take one NFL player and add him to the Redskins for this Sunday's game, who would it be?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/24/2012

London Fletcher misses practice, suffering from hamstring and balance problems

Star linebacker has streak of 231 straight games played

By Mark Maske  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Ailing hamstring sidelines London Fletcher with game on the line

Too soon to know about next week, veteran linebacker says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Ronde Barber: London Fletcher’s 227 consecutive games streak most impressive

Fletcher and Barber share longest active streak, but Fletcher has done it as a linebacker

By Mike Jones  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Redskins make London Fletcher re-signing official

Re-signing free agent linebacker had been one of the Redskins’ top priorities in free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  redskins, london fletcher