London Fletcher’s streak should remain in place.
The veteran linebacker for the Washington Redskins is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. He left last Sunday’s loss at Carolina with a hamstring injury, and has been limited in practice this week.
But coach Mike Shanahan says he believes Fletcher will be able to play, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, meaning the 14-year veteran will be able to continue his streak to 215 consecutive games played. He shares the streak right now with Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber.
Does the streak matter at this point to Fletcher?
“As a competitor you want to go out and play and help your teammates. I’m a football player, and hopefully I don’t suffer a setback,” Fletcher said. “I take more pride in knowing that my teammates know they can count on me. That’s what I focus on.
“Periodically I do think about how many consecutive football games it is. I guess I’ll have a greater appreciation for it when I’m no longer playing. But I look at a guy like Brett Favre. I marvel at him. This guy played 297 consecutive starts. That’s amazing to me.”
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