Three key players on the Washington Redskins defense suffered injuries Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, which officially eliminated the team from postseason contention.
It’s an eerie parallel. In 2012, Washington was 3-6 and coming off an embarrassing defeat to a Carolina team with just one victory as it prepared to play Philadelphia.
London Fletcher appeared on NFL Today on CBS on Sunday, with former Skin Jon Jansen, to talk about the culture within NFL locker rooms, in light of the Incognito-Martin situation in Miami.
London Fletcher had fluid drained from his knee on Monday. On Tuesday, he fully participated in practice as the Washington Redskins continue preparations to face the Minnesota Vikings on a short week.
London Fletcher is playing his 16th NFL season, but Washington’s captain said Tuesday that he has never seen any player abused the way that Jonathan Martin allegedly was by fellow Miami offensive lineman Richie Incognito, to the point that Martin left the team last week.
Linebacker Darryl Tapp, in his first season with Washington, says after four games, 38-year-old London Fletcher has been the best player on the Redskins’ defense in 2013, “hands down.”
The flecks of gray in the stubble on London Fletcher’s cheek made the statement superfluous when he explained why he’s started taking some plays off.
Mike Shanahan says the Washington Redskins’ poor start is a ‘temporary setback’ and that he has no plans to sit Robert Griffin III.
What do London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Perry Riley and Josh Wilson have in common? They don’t have a contract next season.
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a “bell-ringing” about a couple of times a game.