Just as Fletcher had predicted, apparently.
“We threw a touchdown pass on him in seven-on-seven yesterday where he had the guy covered pretty well but it was still completed,” Cousins said after the practice at Redskins Park. “He was very frustrated about that. He walked by me today in the locker room just before we came out here and he goes, ‘I’m gonna pick you off today.’ And I shook my head. I go, ‘All right. You know, all right.’ And sure enough, he picks me off. Obviously he knows what he’s doing. Whether or not he was lucky or he actually knew what was going to happen, the fact of the matter is he did pick me off.”
Fletcher began participating in this set of practices, or organized team activities, last week after undergoing ankle and elbow surgeries earlier this offseason. He had been told by Coach Mike Shanahan that he didn’t have to participate in the offseason practices if he didn’t want to do so. But he wanted to be on the field.
“He’s one of the best players on this football team, one of the best leaders on this team,” Cousins said. “We’re lucky to have him back for another year.”
Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag.
At the podium: Robert Griffin III says he’s ‘tired of watching’
D.C. Sports Bog: Mike Shanahan on D.C. sports talk radio
The Early Lead: Ravens’ Ray Rice speaks out on fan violence
Reliable Source: Ayanbadejo, gay rights ally, to guest-edit Washington Blade