- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 15, 2019

LANDOVER — The Washington Redskins announced Thursday they will induct former linebacker London Fletcher and tackle Chris Samuels into their Ring of Fame. 

Fletcher played for the Redskins for seven of his 16 seasons — the longest stretch of his career. In that span, he started 112 games, made four Pro Bowls and registered 956 tackles. Fletcher first joined the Redskins in 2007 and retired after the 2013 season. 

Samuels played all 10 of his seasons with the Redskins, making the Pro Bowl six times. After being drafted third overall in 2000, Samuels started all 141 games in which he appeared. 

Fletcher and Samuels are the 50th and 51st inductees into Washington’s Ring of Fame. 

London Fletcher and Chris Samuels are two of the greatest Redskins during my tenure as owner of this franchise,” owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. “Their consistent level of play, leadership in the locker room and dedication to excellence during their time as Redskins were everything you could ask for from a player. I am honored to make two tremendous additions to our storied Ring of Fame.”

Fletcher and Samuels will be inducted at a date yet to be announced.

“It is a tremendous honor to be going into the Ring of Fame. It is something that I don’t take for granted,” Fletcher said. “I grew up watching a lot of the old Redskins players whether it was Darrell Green, John Riggins and some of the old guys that wore the Burgundy and Gold, so for me to be joining them in the Ring of Fame is something, man. I’m humbled by it and I’m still smiling from ear to ear about getting that call and knowing that I’ll be going into the Ring of Fame.”

Said Samuels: “When Mr. Snyder called me and told me that I was getting inducted into the Ring of Fame, I was excited because there were so many great Redskins before me – guys like Darrell Green, John Riggins and all of those guys. Just to be among those guys right now and in that position is just truly great. It is an honor and a blessing. I love the Redskins organization and the fans and it is just a great deal for me to be inducted in.”


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