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Redskins fans hoping Fletcher will return can take comfort in the fact he’s not necessarily looking to jump ship to a contender. His experience in St. Louis at the start of his career ingrained that in him.

After he made the Rams’ roster as an undrafted free agent in 1998, the team went 4-12. The following season, St. Louis went 13-3 and won the Super Bowl. Fletcher learned you can’t judge which teams are going to contend.

He is pragmatic about the situation, though. At his age, it’s his last chance for a big contract.

“I really don’t know what their thinking is,” Fletcher said. “That’s really up to them. If they appreciate the way I go about doing things, then they’ll show me.”