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London Fletcher Won’t Rush Into Decision On 2013 Return

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

London Fletcher served as a guest analyst on ESPN’s NFL programming on Wednesday and said he will not rush into a decision as to whether he’d return to the Washington Redskins next season.

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Fletcher, 37, would be entering his 16th year in the league and his seventh with the Redskins. He finished with 139 tackles, a career-high five interceptions, three sacks and a forced fumble.

He signed what was essentially a two-year, $10.75 million contract last April, is scheduled to make a base salary of $5.5 million and will count for $7.25 million against the salary cap.

“You know, I think I’ve got to take some time,” Fletcher said on “NFL Live.” “You have to let the emotions of a season get past you a little bit. We had a – we went on a seven-game win streak. That was a great ride. You know, besides winning the Super Bowl with the Rams, that was the most fun I’ve had playing football, but you have to let some time get away, let my body heal up a little bit more. It’s an emotional drain. It’s a physical drain that you have. Fifteen years, 240 consecutive games – that’s a lot of football, but I’m happy to be able to still play at a high level. I love this football team. I love playing for [head coach Mike] Shanahan, so I’ll take my time deciding and I’ll make the right decision.”

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