Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher will start this weekend against the Buffalo Bills, despite being limited this week in practice due to a hamstring injury, according to a tweet by Jason La Canfora of NFL.com.
By making the start, Fletcher will continue a streak by playing in his 215th consecutive game. The 36-year-old Pro Bowler has played in every game since entering the league in 1998, an impressive feat for an inside linebacker who entered the league as an undrafted free-agent out of John Carroll University.
“(It’s) hard to even think about a guy like that being out -- he'd have to be out there on one leg," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told ESPN yesterday about the status of the veteran defender. Fletcher has recorded 43 total tackles and one sack this season through six games for a Washington defense that has allowed the third fewest points in the NFC. He has tallied at least 119-or-more total tackles each season since the 2000-01 campaign.