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noa
03-02-2007, 09:39 PM
I thought they might go after Kawika. I guess that's one less team on the market for a MLB.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2786241

Skins reach $25M deal with MLB Fletcher
By Len Pasquarelli

Filling their need for a proven, run-stuffing middle linebacker, the Washington Redskins on Friday evening reached a contract agreement with unrestricted free agent London Fletcher, ESPN.com has learned.

Fletcher, 31, will sign a five-year, $25 million contract that includes $10.5 million in bonuses. He will earn nearly $13 million in the first two seasons of the deal and about $15 million over the first three years.

The deal reunites Fletcher with Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who was his head coach with the Buffalo Bills for three seasons (2001-2003).

It had been reported for more than a week that Washington had targeted Fletcher as a priority in free agency, because of his familiarity with Williams and his incredible productivity for a player his age. The Redskins flew Fletcher into town on Friday, visited with him much of the day as they negotiated with agent Drew Rosenhaus, then sealed the agreement in the evening.

The Washington defense slipped considerable against the run in '06, statistically ranking 27th in that key category after being No. 13 in 2005, and Fletcher should help reverse the unit's fortunes. Certainly, despite being in the league for nine years, there has been no discernable falloff in his performance.

Fletcher is also a strong locker room presence, an attribute that Williams stressed to his Washington bosses.

A human tackling machine, the undersized but ever-active Fletcher has averaged 143.4 tackles over the past five seasons. Unlike most middle linebackers around the league, though, Fletcher can stay on the field on third down because of his solid skills in pass coverage.

In nine seasons, Fletcher has 1,091 tackles, 27 sacks, 11 interceptions, 27 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles and seven recoveries. He has 100-plus tackles in seven seasons and has appeared in 144 games for the Rams (1998-2001) and the Bills (2002-2006).

Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

the Talking Can
03-02-2007, 10:06 PM
well, Mitchell ain't get that much from anyone....

Reerun_KC
03-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Wouldnt be surprised if the Chiefs let him sit, then sign him back for a reduced price?

Cant see him being a game changer type MLB, just not nasty enough.

stevieray
03-02-2007, 10:47 PM
:shake:

HemiEd
03-02-2007, 10:52 PM
:shake:
:shake:

stevieray
03-02-2007, 10:54 PM
:shake:

:shake:

HemiEd
03-02-2007, 10:58 PM
:shake:
:shake: :shake:

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:01 PM
:shake: :shake:

:hmmm:


:harumph:


:shake:

Guru
03-02-2007, 11:03 PM
:hmmm:


:harumph:


:shake:
:whackit:

Reerun_KC
03-02-2007, 11:04 PM
:whackit:

Thread over!

noa
03-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Alright, this turned into an emoticon thread:

:thumb: :Scanlon:

HemiEd
03-02-2007, 11:04 PM
:hmmm:


:harumph:


:shake:
ROFL

|Zach|
03-02-2007, 11:04 PM
well, Mitchell ain't get that much from anyone....
I betcha the Saints try to snap him up.

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Thread over!

why?

noa
03-02-2007, 11:06 PM
why?

:shrug: :grouphug:

Reerun_KC
03-02-2007, 11:07 PM
why?


Because you couldnt beat that one....

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:09 PM
Because you couldnt beat that one....

no pun intended?

you underestimate me.

Reerun_KC
03-02-2007, 11:15 PM
no pun intended?

you underestimate me.

I stand corrected.

HemiEd
03-02-2007, 11:19 PM
:shake:

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:20 PM
:shake:

STFU

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:22 PM
I stand corrected.

wow. that happens to me everyday.

noa
03-02-2007, 11:22 PM
STFU


:whip:

Bowser
03-02-2007, 11:22 PM
:spock:

noa
03-02-2007, 11:23 PM
:nosmilie:

Sam Hall
03-02-2007, 11:25 PM
I'm surprised London Fletcher is still in the NFL :skip:

Guru
03-02-2007, 11:26 PM
Because you couldnt beat that one....
ROFL

HemiEd
03-02-2007, 11:26 PM
STFU
:moon:

Guru
03-02-2007, 11:27 PM
no pun intended?

you underestimate me.
Bring it on Biatch!!!

Reerun_KC
03-02-2007, 11:27 PM
ROFL


yeah I was pwned by StevieRay....

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:30 PM
Bring it on Biatch!!!

ignore that wooshing sound...

Guru
03-02-2007, 11:32 PM
ignore that wooshing sound...
You mean this one?

http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/brick.gif

stevieray
03-02-2007, 11:33 PM
:moon:

:nosmilie:

HemiEd
03-03-2007, 12:08 AM
:nosmilie:
:nosmilie:

stevieray
03-03-2007, 12:09 AM
:nosmilie:

:shake:

Guru
03-03-2007, 01:08 AM
This thread needs an enema.http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/analprobe.gif

Sure-Oz
03-03-2007, 09:18 AM
"His nickname is .com because he's ONLINE!!!"

Mecca
03-03-2007, 01:00 PM
well, Mitchell ain't get that much from anyone....

Bullshit he's younger.......he gets atleast 30 mill, mark it down.

Brock
03-03-2007, 01:02 PM
Bullshit he's younger.......he gets atleast 30 mill, mark it down.

I doubt it....he's never been a playmaker the way Fletcher has in the past.

Mecca
03-03-2007, 01:05 PM
I doubt it....he's never been a playmaker the way Fletcher has in the past.

Just watch.....age is a big deal in FA. The fact that Mitchell is only going for his 2nd contract some team will see Mitchells speed and think he's ascending. He's going to get more money.....he also has much better size than Fletcher.\

He get's atleast 5-30 with an 8-10 signing bonus.....when he and his agent saw that Fletcher sign I'm sure they jumped for joy. Fletcher got more than he should and drove Mitchells price higher....

Smed1065
03-03-2007, 01:09 PM
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