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Players and teams around the league reached agreements throughout the day, while representatives for free agents echoed a frustrated refrain: the Redskins don't have enough money to seriously pursue their clients.
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.
Redskins linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and London Fletcher were added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Sunday after San Francisco's nine Pro Bowlers became ineligible for the NFL's annual all-star game.
Staring at a potent one-two running punch of quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch, the Washington Redskins knew they were in for a tough time against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild-card round. They made it the game plan to stop them.
When Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that this will be his last NFL season, a discussion ensued in the Washington Redskins' locker room. The subject of the Baltimore Ravens legend's retirement led to talk about Redskins linebacker London Fletcher.
Barry Cofield wasn't heaping praise on himself or teammates along the Washington Redskins' defensive line Sunday after the 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins allowed 411 yards, and the veteran nose tackle said he'll spend the week reminding guys of what needs to be better.
Overall, life is pretty good for the Washington Redskins, riding a five-game winning streak into Sunday's game at the Philadelphia Eagles. Robert Griffin III is expected to play, they control their playoff fate and coach Mike Shanahan said that "every game that we go into now, we believe that we'll win."
London Fletcher criticized Cleveland Browns Stadium security for escalating an incident Sunday involving members of his family, which tainted the Washington Redskins linebacker's first NFL game in his hometown.
If anyone outside the team could just see the reaction after the Washington Redskins' overtime victory Sunday, Alfred Morris said, "Oh my goodness, it was electrifying." Players celebrated not only an emotional win but that they're 7-6 and very much in contention.
Twice now Robert Griffin III has reduced FedEx Field to silence -- the kind that comes not from awe but from the awful sight of him being knocked out of a game. Against Atlanta, he suffered a "mild" concussion, if there is such a thing.
Five questions as the Redskins host the Ravens on Sunday.
Robert Griffin III and London Fletcher were the last two players out of the Washington Redskins' locker room shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Trent Williams wasn't totally healthy, bothered by a thigh injury. Neither was London Fletcher, hampered by a bad ankle. But there was little if any doubt that the Washington Redskins' captains would be on the field for Monday night's showdown with the New York Giants.
It looked almost impossible as they stumbled into the bye week with six losses. But all of a sudden Monday night, the Washington Redskins were right in the thick of the playoff hunt.
"We just needed to go out and make plays," said Fletcher, who was part of a crucial forced fumble of Lynch in the third quarter along with nose tackle Barry Cofield. "Defensively sometimes you have to pick your offenses up, and we needed to make, I think, one more play when the score was 14-13. We needed to make one more play to kind of swing the momentum for us. We weren't able to do that, weren't able to get off the field."
"This is the best I've felt around here. We're on a great run right now, just trying to keep it going," Fletcher said. "Really hard to describe. Just right now, we're just playing really good football."