Posted April 13, 2012 on
AP on Fox
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.
BEST OF MAXIM
Jabar Gaffney’s marriage does not seem to be in a good place if the tweets sent from his verified Twitter account are any indication. Thursday was apparently his anniversary with his wife, but he says she was not around. Based on a tweet he sent last Saturday, his wife is messing with free agent cornerback Lito Sheppard, who is also Gaffney’s cousin. Below is a censored version...
Washington Redskins fans will be treated to honest-to-goodness football news Monday. That is when formal offseason workouts commence for veteran players under rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Yes, the activity is starting about one month later than previous offseasons. Offseason and preseason "voluntary" practices were a bone of player-owner contention...
Washington Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney is having a bad day. Today is his anniversary but his wife wasn’t with him which seemed to set off a series of profanity laced tweets about her and curiously , NFL free agent CB Lito Sheppard. He did note the two topics weren’t related but does he not have friends? A journal? [...]
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Washington Redskins are making a big push to re-sign free agent linebacker London Fletcher before Monday’s offseason workouts begin.
Fletcher is a fan favorite and veteran that has proven to be quite durable, despite the fact that he’s in his late 30′s.
Fletcher racked up an impressive 166 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles...
Earlier today, Washington Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney blew a fuse on Twitter. Apparantly his “soon to be ex-wife” has left him on their anniversary, and it might have something to do with former Raiders/Eagles DB Lito Sheppard. Check em’ out!
Follow us on Twitter! @DownandDistance
The Washington Redskins have made a pair of roster moves aimed at improving their defense. The Redskins have re-signed LB London Fletcher and acquired free agent S Tanard Jackson. Fletcher, 37, received little interest on the free agent market while Jackson started the free agency period on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster but was released last week after the team stated...
The Washington Redskins have officially announced they’ve signed free agent safety Tanard Jackson, who was just released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for failing a team physical.
Jackson is a talented young player, but he’s somehow gotten worse over the past few seasons instead of better.
Jackson has made 147 tackles, 20 assists and has missed 54 tackles in 40 games, per ProFootballFocus...