London Fletcher says he didn’t seriously consider retiring

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he’s getting stronger as he continues to recover from offseason surgery on his ankle and elbow.

“I’m feeling good, getting better each day. Getting stronger. I’m right on schedule to be ready,” said Fletcher, per the Washington Post.

Even after his emotional speech at the end of last season, he was never serious about retiring.

“No,” Fletcher said, “it was really just anytime you have a season like that, you don’t get a chance to really appreciate what you accomplish, so I really wanted to let the guys know, and really express to them how gratifying it was, you know, for me, personally, being around these guys, seeing what we were able to accomplish, seeing what we were able to overcome, giving the odds we were up against – particularly being 3-6 and how we finished. So, really, it was just me expressing that.”

Fletcher approves of the defensive moves the Redskins made in the draft.

“You like it,” he said. “Really, any time you can add depth to your team, competition, that’s a good thing. I know they feel great about the draft picks, the guys they were able to add. Those guys are coming along each and every day, getting better. So, from that standpoint, I think they’re going to help us be a better team, be a better defense.”