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Fletcher joins NFL’s elite 250 club

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Before Sunday, only three NFL players had played in at least 250 consecutive games.  As of Sunday, London Fletcher made it a quartet.

Fletcher joins punter Jeff Feagles (352), quarterback Brett Favre (299), and defensive end Jim Marshall (282) as the only men to play 250 straight games.

With Fletcher’s 209th straight start, he also passed Derrick Brooks for the longest starting streak by a linebacker in league history.

Now in his 16th NFL season after being undrafted, Fletcher won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 1999 and also played for the Bills.  He has played seven years with Washington.

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14 Responses to “Fletcher joins NFL’s elite 250 club”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 18, 2013 9:29 AM

    He’s the best linebacker this sport has seen since Singletary and a lock Hall of Famer. I’m so proud he wears Burgundy and Gold. Best Free Agent signing in the Dan Snyder Era. #CaptainFletcherHOF

  2. atthemurph says: Nov 18, 2013 9:32 AM

    Amazing.

  3. officialgame says: Nov 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    I hate the Skins but London Fletcher is “the man”!

  4. rufustfireflyjr says: Nov 18, 2013 10:11 AM

    That streak will come to an end at the end of this season, if not before. He was a tremendous player, but he’s now a shell of his former self, and I’m betting that the ‘Skins will release him if he doesn’t retire.

  5. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Nov 18, 2013 10:25 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 18, 2013 9:29 AM
    He’s the best linebacker this sport has seen since Singletary and a lock Hall of Famer. I’m so proud he wears Burgundy and Gold. Best Free Agent signing in the Dan Snyder Era. #CaptainFletcherHOF
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    Dude. He’s smart, he’s resilient, he’s no HOF. He’s been a bust since he left us, and here’s a secret; he was a bum his last year in Buffalo too.

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: Nov 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    Looks like the scouts got it waaaaaay wrong on this one…

  7. gohomeweeden says: Nov 18, 2013 10:37 AM

    not only does he have 209 consecutive starts, but he is doing it at one of the most physical positions in the sport. very impressive.

  8. TheRealLogicalVoice says: Nov 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    Everyone loves Ray Lewis and thinks he is a first ballot hall of famer but this guy has better stats and has been doing it more consistently and longer. The only thing Fletcher is missing is a dumb entrance dance and a few rings. Too bad a LB doesn’t win you rings.

  9. mightymightylafootball says: Nov 18, 2013 11:04 AM

    London Fletcher represents everything that’s good about NFL players. Heart of a lion, tough as nails, smart as the day is long. A true leader. That said…

    He’s not the player he was, even two years ago. He’s extremely slow, making him a big liability in pass coverage. He’s never been a pass rusher (though nobody is asking him to be). And although he’s still serviceable against the run, to be frank, he gets shed off a lot of tackles, either because he’s late getting to the mesh point, or is simply too weak to bring down some of the bigger horses. His main value nowadays is on field leadership (in organizing the defense, where he is amazing) and his locker room presence.

    I love London, but it’s probably time for him to move on. He’s got coaching material written all over him – I hope the Skins can keep him around in that capacity for many, many years.

  10. gatorarms says: Nov 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    Feagles? It’s an insult to actual contact players to have him on this list. Might as well add coaches, trainers, and water boys as well.

  11. mrlaloosh says: Nov 18, 2013 11:21 AM

    Fletcher is the real deal.

  12. flutiemagic says: Nov 18, 2013 11:27 AM

    As a Bills fan, I really did like fletcher when he was on the team. Great leader for sure and was a tackling machine. Never was a game changer to me. Made a lot of tackles 5-10 yards down the field, wasn’t knifing into the backfield for TFL. Not close to the mold of a Patrick Willis or Ray Lewis. But a very solid pro.

  13. loc0brown says: Nov 18, 2013 11:40 AM

    As a Rams fan, this guy balled. Lovie Smith let him walk for Jeff Gooch and Jamie Duncan because they were better in “his system”, that has won him at least 3 Super Bowls…. Hence the down years of the Rams.

    Great job London.

  14. iced107 says: Nov 19, 2013 12:27 AM

    loc0brown says:
    Nov 18, 2013 11:40 AM
    As a Rams fan, this guy balled. Lovie Smith let him walk for Jeff Gooch and Jamie Duncan because they were better in “his system”, that has won him at least 3 Super Bowls…. Hence the down years of the Rams.

    Great job London.
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    Actually I heard it was because of the idiots in the front office – namely Shaw… he didn’t think The Rams would be able to pay him and Faulk (or holt?) so he told Martz to pick one…

    moron then saw after the fact he could have signed them both

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