London Fletcher says he's returning to the Washington Redskins.
The veteran free agent linebacker announced on Twitter on Friday: ''Redskins fans your captain is back! ... Excited about returning to the Skins! The support I've received from the fans didn't go unnoticed!''
Fletcher, who turns 37 next month, has been the anchor of Washington's defense for five seasons. He's never missed a game in his NFL career, having played in 224 straight since debuting with the St. Louis Rams in 1998.
The Redskins have said all along that re-signing Fletcher was a priority, and he consistently expressed his desire to return. The deal gets done in time for the start of the team's offseason conditioning program on Monday.
Details of Fletcher's deal were not immediately available.