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Romanowski: Fletcher Deserves Record

Posted by Andrew Walker on December 19, 2012 – 4:52 pm

(AP photos)

(AP photos)

For 16 seasons, Bill Romanowski built a reputation as one of the nastiest, most consistent linebackers in the National Football League.

Romanowski built a streak of 243 consecutive games played from 1994 through 2003 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders — a league record for linebackers.

For 15 seasons, London Fletcher has also built a reputation as one of the most well-respected and consistent linebackers in the NFL.

Heading into Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Fletcher has built his own streak of 238 consecutive games as a member of the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills and the Redskins.

If Fletcher can play five more games, he’ll tie Romanowski’s record; six and he breaks it. And, because of the way Fletcher carries himself on the field, Romanowski is OK with that.

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