Reports indicate the the Washington Redskins have re-signed London Fletcher, finally. The Washington Post reported that “The terms of the pact were not available Friday evening. Fletcher, his representatives and the Redskins did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”
Even though it’s taken quite a while to make this happen, I’m glad he’s back in the burgundy and gold.
Fletcher led the league in tackles last season and is one of the last major playmakers to ink the contract. In my opinion, he was the most important, but he deserves to come back for the price he’s worth.
I think that’s where the problem was–The Redskins recently took a bad shot to the wallet when the NFL took away $36 million in salary cap space. As explained by the Washington Post, the NFL, “…found that the Redskins and Cowboys structured contracts in the uncapped year to gain an unfair competitive advantage when the salary cap went back into effect. The people familiar with the case said the teams paid money to players that otherwise would have been paid in subsequent seasons, so that the money never counted against the salary cap and the clubs would have additional cap room in the future.”
He’s not the only one signing contracts though.
Raheem Morris should be happy to see that safety Tanard Jackson will be on the team. Jackson was released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was earlier this week.
The Redskins have also re-signed defensive end Kedric Golston and on Wednesday, they signed unrestricted free agent safety Madieu Williams.
But whew, I’m glad London’s back. We can’t have that much talent staring us down from the other side of the field. The 2012 NFL Season looks really good now.