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Andre Reed to announce Bills 2nd rd pick

Posted by Chris Brown on May 2, 2014 – 9:06 am

The Bills will have a Hall of Fame presence at the NFL draft a week from today.

Bills Hall of Famer to be Andre Reed will be on hand at Radio City Music Hall for day two of the 2014 NFL draft next Friday to announce the Bills second-round pick.

The NFL is having 32 NFL greats representing each team in round two to come out and announce the picks. Other former Bills who are participating include Hall of Famer James Lofton, who will announce the Packers pick and London Fletcher, who will announce Washington’s pick.


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Kiko’s 22 tackles the most in a while

Posted by Chris Brown on October 13, 2013 – 11:26 pm

Kiko Alonso posted a career-high 22 tackles in Sunday’s overtime loss to Cincinnati. It’s been a while since a Bills player posted that many takedowns in a single game.

Damien Covington was the last linebacker to post 22 tackles in a game. He did it against Denver back on Oct. 26 in the 1997 season. The only other Bills player with 20 tackles or more in a game since 1994 was London Fletcher, who did it twice (10/10/04 at N.Y.J. & 11/13/05 vs. K.C.).

Da’Norris Searcy also had a pretty solid game posting a career-high 16 tackles, including a team-leading three for loss.


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Fletcher questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 28, 2011 – 1:25 pm

Washington ILB London Fletcher was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday with a hamstring injury, but according to head coach Mike Shanahan, Fletcher will start barring any setbacks. Here is the listing of Washington’s other injured players for Sunday’s game.

Out
WR Santana Moss
LT Trent Williams
FB Mike Sellers

Questionable
ILB London Fletcher – hamstring
CB DeAngelo Hall – hip
S O.J. Atogwe – knee
CB Phillip Buchanon – neck/knee

Probable
QB Rex Grossman – illness
S Reed Doughty – chest
WR Donte Stallworth – hamstring
CB Byron Westbrook – hamstring
CB Josh Wilson – hamstring
OT Jammal Brown – hip


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Report: Fletcher to start

Posted by Chris Brown on October 28, 2011 – 7:43 am

Well for anyone that knows London Fletcher it’s no surprise to see this report.

According to NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora, London Fletcher will start on Sunday for Washington against the Bills despite a hamstring injury suffered just last Sunday.

JasonLaCanfora London Fletcher (hamstring) will start for Redskins Sunday. Set to play 215th straight game. Never missed one since entering NFL in ’98

Fletcher did not practice on Wednesday, but was limited Thursday. Last Sunday when he injured the hamstring he came out of the game and did not return. So it had to be a notable injury. It’ll be interesting to see if Fletcher’s range is affected by the injury Sunday against the Bills.


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Fletcher limited Thursday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2011 – 3:02 pm

Washington MLB London Fletcher has never missed a game in his 14-year NFL career, but he’s fighting to come back from a hamstring injury suffered last weekend.

After not practicing on Wednesday, Fletcher was limited on Thursday. That according to John Keim of the Washington Examiner. He also reported that starting CB DeAngelo Hall (hip) and starting LT Trent Williams (ankle) both did not practice for a second straight day.

john_keim London was limited. Hall did not practice. Williams did not practice. Buchanon was limited. #redskins

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Fletch on his hamstring

Posted by Chris Brown on October 26, 2011 – 10:13 am

London Fletcher has never missed a game in his 14-year NFL career, a span covering 214 games counting the six games this season, but he did tweak a hamstring last Sunday. So what does he think about playing Sunday against the Bills?

“Heh, heh, heh,” Fletcher chuckled when asked if there shouldn’t even be a question about him playing. “I’m hopeful to be able to play and just continue to get treatment each and every day.”

Fletcher’s former teammates in Buffalo often marveled at Fletcher’s ability to strap it up week in and week out at such a punishing position.

“To never miss a game and play that long with the style he plays, it’s amazing,” Chris Kelsay told Buffalobills.com.

Not surprisingly, Kelsay fully expects to see Fletcher suited up for the game on Sunday.

“Oh yeah,” said Kelsay. “He’ll be out there.”


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Skins are beat up

Posted by Chris Brown on October 24, 2011 – 9:54 am

The Bills needed a bye week to heal up and even with it won’t be completely healthy heading into Sunday’s game with Washington in Toronto. Neither will the Redskins after their loss Sunday to Carolina.

Washington has reportedly lost WR Santana Moss for 3-4 weeks with a fractured hand suffered in Sunday’s game. Starting RB Tim Hightower has reportedly sustained a torn ACL and if that’s confirmed he’ll be out for the season. He’s undergoing an MRI this morning for confirmation of the injury.

Washington MLB London Fletcher also suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of Sunday’s game and his status is up in the air. The Redskins lost TE Chris Cooley two weeks ago, though TE Fred Davis has played well for Washington.

With Hightower out the Redskins would presumably start Ryan Torain at running back this week against the Bills.


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Moorman not alone on FOXSports all undrafted team

Posted by Chris Brown on May 4, 2009 – 4:38 pm

Brian Moorman was named to the FOXSports.com all-time undrafted team. Though a handful of other players are no longer with the Bills, they can  trace their undrafted roots back to Buffalo.

Also on that roster were former Bills undrafteds, Jason Peters, Jabari Greer and Pat Williams.

London Fletcher also made the team, though he wasn’t an undrafted signing by Buffalo. He signed with the Bills as a free agent in 2002.


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Fletcher a Pro Bowl alternate… again

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2008 – 8:21 pm

Washington MLB and former Bills LB London Fletcher is still scratching his head wondering why the Pro Bowl has proven so elusive in his career. He has worthy credentials in the past, but for the eighth time in his 10-year career he’s an alternate again.

His best line in response to not being named was that he’s “the Susan Lucci of the NFL.”

As funny as that line is I’m more impressed that Fletch knows Susan Lucci’s plight as well as his own.

Fletcher’s numbers are respectable by all means, but Carolina’s Jon Beason’s numbers are better and he’s got 3 INTs. Patrick Willis doesn’t have as many tackles, but has a sack, INT, TD and 10 PBUs. Fletcher has 5 PBUs.

Willis got in as a rookie last year and probably should not have especially on such a poor 49ers team. Fletcher is the MLB on the league’s 5th ranked defense, which is 7th in points allowed, but Willis has name recognition off of last year. And Beason has had a monster season for one of the top 2 NFC contenders.


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