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Redskins' Fletcher: Hits cause me to 'see stars'

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London Fletcher has played 15 years in the NFL, spending time with the Redskins, Bills and Rams.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a "bell-ringing'' about a couple of times a game.

Fletcher said Thursday he doesn't classify the hits as concussions. He says: "You'll see stars for a second, and then you're back to normal in two, three seconds, whatever the case may be. That's just the way the game is.''

Fletcher also talked about a concussion he kept secret from reporters during preseason last year. He first revealed the injury in an article in this week's edition of Sports Illustrated.

Fletcher has never missed a game in his NFL career. His streak is at 240 regular season games, the longest among active players.

LAYDEN: Fletcher knows sustaining a career is unending work

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