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Redskins’ London Fletcher Still Undecided On Retirement

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Redskins veteran linebacker London Fletcher doesn’t have the hype of a Ray Lewis up I-95, nor the history with one team, but he’s nearly as important to the Redskins current defense as Ray Ray was to the Ravens. The “QB on defense” will turn 38 this spring, and while the expectation is that he’ll be back for at least one more year, Fletcher says he has yet to sit down and think about what his decision will be this offseason about retirement. From the Washington Post:

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said Wednesday he has not yet decided whether to return to the team and play next season. “It’s still a process,” Fletcher said. “Understand I do this every year,  probably the last four or five years. It’s just when you get older in your career, you have to evaluate everything. Health is one thing. Can I still do it at the level that I want to do it at and play at?  So this year is no different than those years in the past.” Fletcher spoke at an appearance for a financial video game. He was asked if he could imagine himself not playing football. “I think we all, as athletes, have to imagine ourselves not playing football,” he said. “If you don’t picture yourself not playing, then you won’t be prepared. So obviously I have thought about that. I have thought about that for a number of years. So it’s just a matter of taking it one day at a time. It’s a process, again. I’m not going to rush anything, just continue to see how I feel.”