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Interception Special To London Fletcher In Cleveland Homecoming

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

CLEVELAND – Despite trying to downplay the occasion, Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was overwhelmed in his return to his hometown of Cleveland – a place where, somehow, he has never played in his 15-year NFL career.

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Fletcher intercepted Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter of the Redskins’ 38-21 victory on Sunday and finished with a team-high seven tackles.

The interception was his fourth of the season, marking a career high. He returned it eight yards and held the ball aloft as he jogged to the sidelines.

“It was special to me,” said Fletcher, who had a team-high seven tackles. “I tried to downplay it in my mind, not get too excited about it. Last night, when we came in here, we were taking the bus from the airport and the route that we take is right through my old neighborhood. All the different emotions came over me. The drive into the stadium, it started to become even more special to me, and I wanted to play well. More important than that, I wanted us to come out of here with a win.”

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