Redskins Re-Sign Fletcher, Land Tanard Jackson Too
It’s a great time to be a Washington Redskins fan. Not only is the team in position to draft Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, but their defensive captain will be back for 2012, as well.
Josh Katzowitz of CBSSports.com reports that linebacker London Fletcher informed fans via his Twitter account that he and the Redskins had reached a deal to bring him back to the team.
The 14-year veteran led the team with 166 combined tackles last season. Fletcher was named both an All Pro and Pro Bowler in 2011. He also was the recipient of the Bart Starr Award, which is given annually to the player that best exemplifies character and leadership not only on the field, but at home and in the community as well.
Additionally, Katzowitz also reports that the Redskins signed safety Tanard Jackson, who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for failing a team physical. He will join his former head coach, Raheem Morris, who is now the Redskins defensive backs coach.
Though the talk in Washington lately has been about Griffin, the team and its fans must be excited about these defensive signings.