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Redskins LB Fletcher slated to start Week 8 tilt vs. Bills

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Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher will start Sunday against his former team, the Buffalo Bills, despite a lingering hamstring injury, according to a team source.


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There had been some concern that the star defender would miss Sunday's game against the Bills in Toronto with a hamstring injury. Fletcher suffered the injury during a Week 7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, and he hasn't practiced fully this week.

Fletcher, who played five seasons in Buffalo before coming to the Redskins, never has missed a game since entering the league in 1998. In many seasons, he has played every down, rarely missing a snap. Fletcher's streak of 214 straight games is tied with Ronde Barber for most in the NFL among active players, and Fletcher also has started 169 straight games.

Fletcher is in line for more work during practice Friday, and he fully intends to play against the Bills. The Redskins have him slated to start, and according to the source, he will play barring any sort of major setback.

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