London Fletcher will bid farewell to his fans at his final home game this Sunday. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
London Fletcher addressed the media Wednesday afternoon, stating that after 16 years in the NFL, he will retire at the end of the season. Sunday will be Washington's final home game of the season, and Fletcher told the media he wanted a chance to say goodbye to his fans.
The 38-year-old linebacker just joined the NFL's elite 250 club, becoming just the fourth player in NFL history to play in at lest 250 consecutive games. He joined punter Jeff Feagles (352), quarterback Brett Favre (299), and defensive end Jim Marshall (282) as the only men to play 250 straight games.
Nov. 15 also marked Fletcher's 209th straight start, passing Derrick Brooks for the longest starting streak by a linebacker in league history.
Fletcher currently has 2,033 career tackles, 39 quarterback sacks and 23 interceptions.