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Redskins working to finalize deal with London Fletcher

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It looks like the long-anticipated return of London Fletcher to the Redskins might actually be just around the corner.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that Fletcher and the team are working hard to get a contract done in time for Fletcher to participate in the start of the team’s offseason program on Monday. The start of workouts seem to have energized talks that haven’t gone anywhere despite open desire for a return on both sides of the table. There have been reports that the cap penalties imposed on the Redskins were hindering things, but it seems they’ve found a breakthrough.

Fletcher has been Washington’s defensive leader for the last five years and a failure to bring him back would leave a big hole on the field and in the locker room. Similarly, Fletcher is comfortable with his role in Washington and, at 37, probably isn’t looking to complicate his life too much at this point in his career.That’s why everyone expected a deal to be reached a lot more quickly, but better late than never.

The Redskins are also working on providing some depth between Fletcher and Perry Riley. Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Radio reports that they visited with former Giants middle linebacker Jonathan Goff. Goff missed last season with a torn ACL, but he was a starter in 2010 and would give the Redskins a good reserve option in 2012.

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27 Responses to “Redskins working to finalize deal with London Fletcher”
  1. armchairqb says: Apr 13, 2012 2:35 PM

    Jonathan Goff – former Giant. Classic Redskins signing.

  2. ham1 says: Apr 13, 2012 2:56 PM

    Best news I have heard today.

  3. larrybrown43 says: Apr 13, 2012 3:02 PM

    I would sign London to a lifetime contract if I were Mr. Snyder. He’s a guy, I would think, makes you a better person just by being around him.

  4. mpayne12 says: Apr 13, 2012 3:02 PM

    Bout time. He might be 37 but he’s still a beast!

  5. sbxxix says: Apr 13, 2012 3:05 PM

    This guy is an animal. I think him and Patrick Willis are the best LBs in the league

  6. clw1906 says: Apr 13, 2012 3:10 PM

    armchairqb says:
    Apr 13, 2012 2:35 PM
    Jonathan Goff – former Giant. Classic Redskins signing.

    Talking about Goff signing after reading a L Fletcher soon to be signed article classic Troll comment.

  7. jbcommonsense says: Apr 13, 2012 3:11 PM

    Fletcher, Goff and the best inside LB the Redskins can find in the 3rd round will address this need.

  8. govtminion says: Apr 13, 2012 3:13 PM

    larrybrown43 says: Apr 13, 2012 3:02 PM

    I would sign London to a lifetime contract if I were Mr. Snyder. He’s a guy, I would think, makes you a better person just by being around him.
    ________________________

    Sounds like just the kind of player that Snyder would want rid of, knowing his track record. Class act player, hard worker, improves the team with his presence? Nah, I’d rather have guys like McNabb and Haynesworth.

  9. blacknole08 says: Apr 13, 2012 3:16 PM

    Decade leader in tackles and probably the most underrated defensive player of this generation. He’s like the “quiet” version of Ray Lewis.

  10. waitingguilty says: Apr 13, 2012 3:21 PM

    Hey armchair…we’ll take Barry Cofield and Goff and the gmen are welcome to all the Sean Locklears, Selvish capers and devin Thomases they want.

  11. florioshairhat says: Apr 13, 2012 3:23 PM

    What has happened with the Redskins’ cap hit arbitration? After hearing that Danny may go nuclear, it’s been complete NORDO. Anything?

  12. baddegg says: Apr 13, 2012 3:29 PM

    Great, great news for the Skins. Get this deal done!

  13. billwsavedmylife says: Apr 13, 2012 3:30 PM

    armchairqb says:Apr 13, 2012 2:35 PM

    Jonathan Goff – former Giant. Classic Redskins signing.

    Can you say LaVar Arrington, Antonio Pierce, Chris Horton, Sean Locklear, et al?

    #sigh

  14. chap6869 says: Apr 13, 2012 3:36 PM

    And now the DREAM TEAM version 2012 is complete, Hail!

  15. baddegg says: Apr 13, 2012 3:49 PM

    billwsavedmylife says:Apr 13, 2012 3:30 PM

    armchairqb says:Apr 13, 2012 2:35 PM

    Jonathan Goff – former Giant. Classic Redskins signing.

    Can you say LaVar Arrington, Antonio Pierce, Chris Horton, Sean Locklear, et al?

    #sigh

    —–

    Brian Mitchell too. :-D

  16. dv5454 says: Apr 13, 2012 4:06 PM

    I think London Fletcher just got another tackle.

    The man is a throwback to an older era. Just a damn good football player.

  17. pacificamjr says: Apr 13, 2012 4:24 PM

    I think London Fletcher just got another tackle.

    The man is a throwback to an older era. Just a damn good football player.
    =================================
    Spot on, sir

    GO JCU!!!

  18. skinsdiehard says: Apr 13, 2012 4:35 PM

    billwsavedmylife says:
    Apr 13, 2012 3:30 PM
    armchairqb says:Apr 13, 2012 2:35 PM

    Jonathan Goff – former Giant. Classic Redskins signing.

    Can you say LaVar Arrington, Antonio Pierce, Chris Horton, Sean Locklear, et al?
    ——————————————
    Don’t forget Devin Thomas, Brian Mitchell and even Tim Hasselbeck. Rock Cartwright would have jumped at the chance, turncoat.

  19. fafaflunky says: Apr 13, 2012 4:41 PM

    Forgot about devin thomas..

  20. walter0247 says: Apr 13, 2012 4:46 PM

    Fletchy is getting signed now b/c the redskins have bought all of their band-aids this year(saftey, wide receiver, and Oline in the draft) Now all they have to do is figure the total amount of money leftover in the draft and tell Fletcher “Shutup and take our money!”

  21. pilarvirus says: Apr 13, 2012 4:51 PM

    People you shouldn’t judge a person just because they smoke. He’s a person, he’s not prefect; we make mistakes. Now, it’s just up to him what he’s going to do with that second chance.

  22. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 13, 2012 4:55 PM

    Excellent!!! I`ve been waiting to hear about this!!! Whoever said that they would rather have Mcnabb and Hayneswoth back…..I do believe that you smoked a joint laced with cocaine and dipped in Black Flag roach spray

  23. jenniferxxx says: Apr 13, 2012 5:01 PM

    “Hey armchair…we’ll take Barry Cofield and Goff and the gmen are welcome to all the Sean Locklears, Selvish capers and devin Thomases they want.”

    You mean the Superbowl Champion gmen, right? Two in 5 years. But yeah, they don’t know what they’re doing. The Redskins are way smarter.

  24. uslim2nun says: Apr 13, 2012 5:05 PM

    Things will get done he will be back i D.C. Redskin nation we can now sleep better at night

  25. r3alta1k says: Apr 13, 2012 6:47 PM

    Repeat Post…Its interesting how many people love or hate the Skins. What is obvious is that the Redskins are a HUGE part of the NFL. Honestly, only two playoff appearances in the last..what 19 years and they are still RELEVANT…Most money made or 2nd..Fan Base is HUGE and SUPPORTIVE despite the record…and always on TV..what team with the record like us over the years get primetime slots consistently?? Rams, Browns, etc..S#$% there are teams with better records who get no play…So Redskin Fans STAND UP!!! Its been awhile since our efforts as fans may actually get reciprocated on the field. Decent year this year but oh boy….2013/2014 and beyond…will be like 81 -91…WERE BACK!!!! Haters please Hate..spend more time on our news than your own teams…lol thx for the support. HAIL!!

  26. r3alta1k says: Apr 13, 2012 6:47 PM

    Oh yeah…Thanks London!!!

  27. footballfanman says: Apr 13, 2012 7:07 PM

    wow, they erased my post about London Fletcher actually tweeting that he’s already signed with the team. Interesting.

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