London Fletcher Plays Every Snap Against Steelers Despite Balance Issues
PITTSBURGH – London Fletcher started for the Washington Redskins and played every defensive snap against Pittsburgh after pulling a hamstring against the New York Giants and experiencing issues keeping his balance early in the week.
Fletcher, 37, kept his streak of consecutive games played intact, pushing it to 232 – the longest active streak in the NFL. He finished with six tackles over 61 plays, including one for a loss when he broke up a screen pass to running back Chris Rainey late in the third quarter.
“I felt it a little bit on some stuff, but overall I think I was happy that I was able to get through the game,” Fletcher said. “That was the main thing. I don’t feel like I set myself back any.”
The linebacker went through a battery of tests during the week in an attempt to isolate the source of the problem and was considered questionable on the injury report. While it was ruled he hadn’t sustained a concussion recently, he has declined to discuss what it is that has been plaguing him.
“You know, I was a little bit more concerned last week, or this week, until I was able to get a lot of tests and stuff like that,” Fletcher said. “It was on my mind. Obviously as a person, you think about that part. I felt better this week. I don’t know if it’s just by getting some answers and things like that, ruling some things out. I’ve been feeling better. We’re still trying to figure it out, but I have felt better as far as that goes.”