Redskins' London Fletcher Didn't Seriously Consider Retirement

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Redskins' London Fletcher Didn't Seriously Consider Retirement
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When the Washington Redskins' 2012 season ended with their 24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, inside linebacker London Fletcher stood up in the locker room and addressed his teammates with what many said felt like a farewell speech. He thanked them for their contributions, told them how special the season had been as the team rebounded from a 3-6 start to finish the regular season 10-6, win the NFC East and reach the postseason. The 2012 campaign had been the 15th of Fletcher's career. He had battled injury for much of the season but continued to play at a high level, finishing with 139 tackles, three sacks and a team- and career-high five interceptions.

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