Washington Redskins re-sign London Fletcher and land Tanard Jackson
It looks like London Fletcher has joined Pierre Garcon in the, “Breaking your own news” business. Seen below, London Fletcher is reporting that the captain is back -
Fletcher, 36, is returning for his 15th season in the NFL after leading the NFL in 2011 with 166 tackles. The guy hasn’t slowed down. His leadership and steady play sets the tone for everyone, and Redskins Nation is happy to have the Capt back.
Fletcher was an undrafted free agent in 1998 out of John Carrol, and was signed by the St. Louis Rams where he spent four seasons. London took advantage of his opportunity, earning the Rams rookie of the year award and contributing to the Super Bowl XXXIV championship team.
In 2002, Fletcher signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent. Fletcher was selected as a Pr0-Bowl alternate 8 times, though never actually played in one.
In 2007, London Fletcher signed with the Washington Redskins, becoming one of their best free agent signings ever. Since signing with Washington, London has been a consistent pro, leader, and dynamic player on the defense. With London manning the middle with three young players by his side – Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, and Perry Riley, Washington’s LB core could be one of the league’s best.
The Washington Redskins also signed former Bruce Allen draft pick, Tanard Jackson who spent his first 4 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Washington’s secondary coach, Raheem Morris was also the Bucs Head Coach during that time. This signing makes a ton of sense, with a holes at the safety position, specifically Free Safety. Jackson has had a checkered past, making this a low risk signing, however he has a ton of talent and upside.
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