Washington Redskins’ linebacker and longtime Cowboys tormentor London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he will almost certainly retire at season’s end.
In what will probably be his final home game on Sunday, he’ll face the rival Cowboys, and he believes a victory over them would be the perfect send-off--and the perfect “thank you” for Washington fans.
“I’m about 99 percent certain that this will be my last season in the National Football League,” Fletcher said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’ve got to leave at least one percent just in case I change my mind, but it’s really just about having another conversation with my wife. But I just thought with this being the final home game, this being Dallas Cowboy week, an opportunity to go out in a bang, get the fans riled up, say thank you to them and beat the Cowboys. What better way to end it?”
Fletcher hasn’t exactly declined of late. He’s made the NFC Pro Bowl team in each of the past four seasons. If Fletcher, who is currently the NFL’s Iron Man with 254 consecutive games played, does retire, Jason Witten will take over that title. Witten has played in 169 straight.
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