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Even at 36 years of age, Fletcher still competes. After consistently being a solid contributor to the St. Louis, Buffalo and Washington defenses, he still has a few good years left in him.
He was named to the Pro Bowl roster this past season, but is also a fantastic leader to have in the locker room. He just won the 2012 Bart Starr Award, given annually to an NFL player who shows outstanding character not only on the field, but in the community as well.
Fletcher was the best player on the Redskins defense last year, and they should do all they can to lock him up for two or three more years.
If they are unable to re-sign him, plenty of teams are looking for help at linebacker, and adding Fletcher would instantly improve almost any defense and every locker room.