Thursday, February 21, 2013
Fletcher's potential replacement
By Tim Kavanagh
London Fletcher's remarkable streak of consecutive games played continued through the 2012 campaign, but with the retirement of fellow veteran ILB Ray Lewis this offseason, many are wondering whether the Washington Redskins stalwart will join him. According to the latest reports, it's still up in the air.
"It's still a process," Fletcher said this week, per the Washington Post. "Understand I do this every year, probably the last four or five years. It's just when you get older in your career, you have to evaluate everything. Health is one thing. Can I still do it at the level that I want to do it at and play at? So this year is no different than those years in the past."
If Alexander does elect to retire, the Redskins have some options to replace him: 2012 fourth-round pick Keenan Robinson could step up, or they could re-sign versatile LB Lorenzo Alexander, who has shifted around the lineup in past seasons.