London Fletcher finally gets some love
After 12 seasons in the NFL, London Fletcher is finally headed to the Pro Bowl.
The Washington Redskins middle linebacker found out the news on Sunday after New Orleans defeated Minnesota 31-28 in the NFC Championship game. The Saints’ win means that linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be unable to participate in the NFL’s annual All-Star event, which opened up the door for Fletcher to land his first Pro Bowl roster spot.
“12 years and 1 Overtime later…FINALLY Pro Bowl bound. Well worth the wait! God is great!!,” Fletcher told Jason Reid of the Washington Post upon hearing the news.
The veteran linebacker racked up 142 total tackles this season (second in NFL) with 95 solo stops, two sacks and one forced fumble for the 4-12 Washington Redskins.
Fletcher has amassed 128+ tackles in each of his last eight seasons.
Fletcher and teammate Brian Orakpo (defensive end) are the only two Redskins to make the NFC Pro Bowl roster this season.
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