The Washington Redskins announced March 3 that they have signed linebacker London Fletcher. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Fletcher will bring tremendous ability and experience to the Redskins linebacker corps.
Fletcher, 5-10 and 245 pounds, is a nine-year NFL veteran who spent the last five seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He led the team in tackles every year (2002-2006) including a career-and franchise-high 209 in 2002.
Prior to his tenure with the Bills, Fletcher spent the first four years of his career with the St. Louis Rams (1998-2001) and was part of the Super Bowl XXXIV Championship team. During his career, he has played in 144 games with 128 starts and compiled 1,385 tackles, 27.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
Fletcher played for assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams when he was Buffalo's head coach during the 2002-03 seasons.
In 2006, Fletcher played in all 16 games at middle linebacker recording team highs with 157 tackles and four interceptions. In addition, he scored two touchdowns: a five-yard fumble return against New England (9/10/06) and a 17-yard interception return against Green Bay (11/5/06).
Fletcher began his NFL career as an undrafted rookie free agent after attending John Carroll University in 1998. He originally attended St. Francis (Pa.) to play basketball then transferred to John Carroll to pursue football. He went on to finish fourth in school history with 386 tackles and was named the Division III national Linebacker of the Year as a senior.
Fletcher is also active in the community; he was named the Buffalo Bills 2005 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his numerous contributions to the community.