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Redskins LB Fletcher's streak in danger once again

Redskins LB Fletcher's streak in danger once again

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) London Fletcher's consecutive games streak is in danger once again.

The Washington Redskins linebacker did not practice Tuesday because of a sprained right ankle and has little time to recover before Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys.

``A short week doesn't help,'' Fletcher said. ``That's my main concern, that I have three less days to try to give myself some time to heal, things like that. The only thing I can do is get as much treatment as possible, let the training staff do their thing and see how I feel in pregame and whether I'm able to go or not. That'll pretty much be the deal.''

Fletcher was hurt in Sunday's 31-6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles and was wearing a walking boot Monday. He had the ankle wrapped in black tape while speaking to reporters Tuesday.

Fletcher, 37, has never missed a game in his 15-year NFL career and has appeared in 234 in a row, tying him with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber for the longest active streak.

There have been a few close calls. Fletcher's availability was in doubt prior to last month's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after he missed practices with head and hamstring injuries, but he nevertheless started the game and played all 61 defensive snaps.

``There's a reason why he's played all those games - because he plays when he's hurt,'' coach Mike Shanahan said. ``Hopefully he'll be able to play.''

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

John Carlson isn't going anywhere.

Carlson wanted to stay in Washington, but he wasn't going to come cheap. The Capitals ponied up the cash, however, and signed their star defenseman to a big-time, big-money deal worth $64 million that will make him a Capital for the next eight years.

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about his new contract, the trade that made it happen and take a look ahead to this week's development camp.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Former Kentucky star Aaron Harrison to join Wizards' Summer League team

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Former Kentucky star Aaron Harrison to join Wizards' Summer League team

The Wizards' 2018 Summer League roster will feature a familiar name, as former Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison is expected to join the team in Las Vegas, NBC Sports Washington has learned.

Harrison joins a growing list of players on the Wizards' Summer League roster, including first round pick Troy Brown, Jr., second round pick Issuf Sanon and Devin Robinson, who is entering the second year on his two-way contract with the Wizards. 

Carrick Felix, who was on the team's roster briefly last season, will also particpate, according to Truth About It. There is also Florida guard Chris Chiozza, who GatorSports.com first reported would be joining the Wizards.

Former Wake Forest center Doral Moore and former Wyoming power forward Alan Herndon will also be on the roster, NBC Sports Washington has learned. Both players worked out for the Wizards in the pre-draft process and Moore had two visits.

The Wizards will be evaluating their Summer League players for potential spots on their upcoming G-League team, the Capital City Go-Go, which gets underway this fall. They also have a second two-way spot to fill.

Harrison, 23, played nine games last season for the Dallas Mavericks after spending the first two years of his career with the Hornets. He was a top-10 recruit coming out of high school, but went undrafted in 2015. A 6-foot-6 guard, Harrison has averaged 2.3 points through 35 NBA games in his career.

Harrison was a big name in college as one of the best players on Kentucky from 2013 through 2015. He played on two Final Four teams and in the national title game in 2014.

Harrison played alongside his twin brother Andrew in college. Andrew currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Aaron will join the Wizards after he's done with Team USA basketball. They are holding a training camp in Houston this week to determine a roster of players to compete in a qualifying tournament for the World Cup.

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