In seven seasons with the Redskins, London Fletcher made the Pro Bowl four times. Fans loved him, and for good reason. Fletcher never missed a game for Washington, and never had less than 111 tackles in a season in Burgundy and Gold. In fact, Fletcher never missed a game his entire career, an incredible 16-year career.
Fletcher retired from football after the 2013 season, and the 'Skins have not had middle linebacker play to his level since. Will Compton is a self-made player, a guy who worked his way up from the practice squad to the captain of the Washington defense, similar to Fletcher.
Since he took over as the starting middle linebacker midway through the 2015 season, Compton has made an impact, registering 106 tackles in 15 games last season.
Now, Compton is working with Fletcher to get better.
If the offseason work can help, it will boost the Redskins 2017 defense. Compton will likely be back with the team, as he waits to finalize his restricted free-agent deal, and any advice and suggestions from Fletcher could lead to more tackles, sacks and turnovers this fall.
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