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Posted: Friday April 13, 2012 7:18PM ; Updated: Friday April 13, 2012 7:42PM

LB Fletcher opts to return to Redskins

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- London Fletcher has agreed to a two-year deal to re-sign with the Washington Redskins.

The veteran free agent linebacker announced on Twitter on Friday: "Redskins fans your captain is back!"

Fletcher, who turns 37 next month, has been the anchor of Washington's defense for five seasons. He's never missed a game in his NFL career, having played in 224 straight since debuting with the St. Louis Rams in 1998.

The Redskins have said all along that re-signing Fletcher was a priority, and he consistently expressed his desire to return. The deal got done in time for the start of the team's offseason conditioning program on Monday.

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