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Need to Know: Another Iron Man milestone for Fletcher

Sep 28, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT


Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 28, one day before the Redskins visit the Raiders.

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Five items from the Redskins’ and Raiders’ media game notes:

1. London Fletcher is expected to play in his 244th consecutive game, the most of any active player. If he does play on Sunday he will break Bill Romanowski’s record for most consecutive games played by a defensive player since the 1970 merger.

2. Santana Moss needs to catch six passes to push his total with the Redskins to 650 and move past Gary Clark and into third place on the team’s all-time receptions list. The only players in front of him would be Hall of Famers Art Monk and Charley Taylor.

3. The last time the Redskins played the Raiders (12/13/09) Brian Orakpo had four sacks, a total that is still his career high and tied the team record for sacks in a game.

4. Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson returned to the team that made him the fourth overall pick of the 1998 draft this past offseason. He is second among active players with 55 interceptions, trailing only Ed Reed (61).

5. Of the Raiders 53 players, 28 of them are new to the team this year. Eight of the players listed as defensive starters were not with the Raiders last year (7 free agents, 1 draft pick).

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—Days until: Redskins @ Raiders 1; Redskins @ Cowboys 15; Bears @ Redskins 22

—Today’s schedule: No availability, team traveled to California on Friday, will hold walkthrough at Coliseum today.

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  1. canadianfanforlife - Sep 28, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    I’m happy for Moss. He’s paid his dues in Washington & deserves the right to be considered one of the best Washington Redskins receivers of all time.


  2. rg3knees - Sep 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Fletcher is like the Cal Ripken of football.. It is one thing to start so many games in a row, but to also do it as a middle linebacker is even more impressive. Fletcher may not be as fast and explosive as years past, but his football mentality makes up for it. He has a high football IQ and knows where the ball is going on most snaps.

    If the guy does not make the hall of fame I would be surprised and believe he really deserves it.

    • rg3knees - Sep 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      Rich: In your professional opinion, Do you think Fletcher will eventually someday make the hall of fame?

      • weneedanewcoach - Sep 28, 2013 at 8:40 PM

        I would say yes and if he don’t that would be a crime, he has numbers to match Ray “killer” Lewis and Fletch has always been a standup man in the community unlike Lewis! Archives

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