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Fletcher, who turns 38 in May, seriously contemplated retirement this offseason, his agent, Ben Dogra said. But Fletcher decided about 10 days ago to continue playing so he could be part of the next step in the Redskins' turnaround.
Jason Babin didn't wind up with the Washington Redskins, awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, but coach Mike Shanahan liked him enough to try to nab him.
Ben Roethlisberger wouldn't even entertain the possibility of a Washington Redskins defense without London Fletcher, who has played 231 straight games.
To come so close and end up just short in the national championship game is heartbreaking. Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson knows the feeling all too well.
"He's a guy that prepares really well. He knows what's going to happen before the snap," Robinson said.
"I wanted to win a national championship game, [but] we lost that," said Robinson. "A lot of players can't say that they've been there and I was able to accomplish that with my team."