The Washington Post


In his second stint with Redskins, veteran safety Ryan Clark will be counted on for tackling ability, leadership and signal-calling.

Allen says Jay Gruden and his assistants will fill the void left by London Fletcher, and that gradually, the team’s locker-room leaders will emerge.

London Fletcher’s retirement leaves the Redskins with a big void when it comes to that strong, veteran, vocal leadership presence. Head coach Jay Gruden believes that cornerback DeAngelo Hall can fill that role.

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

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

Robert Griffin III in recent weeks turned to those closest to him for advice. Redskins team captain London Fletcher, whose locker neighbors Griffin’s, ranked among them.

Robert Griffin III’s college coach and a teammate joined the Redskins coach and quarterback in shooting down a report that said Griffin does want to watch negative plays in video review.

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

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III echoed his coach Mike Shanahan the day after an NFL Network report claimed that he had requested that his negative plays not be shown during film review sessions.

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he didn’t necessarily agree with quarterback Robert Griffin III’s assessment that the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday “knew what was coming” in the passing attack. But Shanahan said he didn’t take the comments as a shot directed at him.

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