Redskins' London Fletcher To Play In 215th Consecutive Game Despite Hamstring Injury

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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

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.