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London Fletcher Named ‘Top Five Over 35’

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 18, 2012 – 11:34 am

Redskins’ veteran linebacker London Fletcher this week was named the fourth-best NFL player older than 35, according to NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks.

The selection is no surprise to those who have followed Fletcher’s career with the Redskins. Fletcher — who turns 37 years old tomorrow — last year led the NFL in tackles and is a perennial team captain.

Brooks ranked Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady (who turns 35 Aug. 3), Packers’ defensive back Charles Woodson (35) and Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis (37)  ahead of Fletcher. Packers’ center Jeff Saturday (36) rounded out the top 5.

Here’s what Brooks had to say about Fletcher:

“After spending a large portion of his career toiling in relative anonymity, Fletcher has become a household name due to his outstanding production over the past three seasons. He has consistently ranked among the league’s top defenders in tackles and is regarded as one of the best run stuffers in the NFL.

Fletcher not only controls the box against the run, but he has become one of the better interior pass defenders. Last season, he finished with two interceptions and eight breakups, while also adding two sacks and three forced fumbles. Fletcher’s ability to impact the game as an all-around defender is astounding, considering his age and diminutive stature.”

Fletcher has already had a busy offseason. He won the Bart Starr Award, was named to his third-consecutive Pro Bowl, was rewarded with a new contract with the Redskins and was the team’s lone representative on the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2012” show — coming in at No. 87.

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10 Responses to “London Fletcher Named ‘Top Five Over 35’”

  1. By justin turner on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    No ed reed

  2. By callmemurf on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Ed Reed is not old enough yet.

  3. By realskin123 on May 18, 2012 | Reply


  4. By josh on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Ed reed is 33. He would def be on the list if he was 35 or older

  5. By DespicableMe on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Ed Reed won’t be playing when he’s 35. Lol

    Seriously though. He won’t. O_o

  6. By John Parrish on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Bucky: If you plan on keeping you job @ NFL.com you need to do a hellava lot more research BEFORE you start typing. Stating “over the last three years” is a blatant insult to London (especially) and all of Redskin Nation. Check your stats for the last 10 years! Then rewrite your lame paragraph and give London his just due!

  7. By Jeff Gossett on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think the redskins will finaly have the breakout season everyone has been waiting for!

  8. By thomas on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Why is Ray Lewis ahead of him. Look at the Stats for the last 5 yrs. Ray Lewis is so overrated. Charles Woodson also what a joke

  9. By james on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Well deserved he is a monster

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