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Redskins LB Fletcher 'questionable' to extend streak to 232 games

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Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was officially listed as questionable to play at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday with the hamstring injury that threatens his streak of consecutive games played that currently stands at 231.

Fletcher, 37, had balancing issues earlier in the week, but was able to practice Friday and will be a game-time decision.

"For a guy to play that many games, you can guarantee it means something to him," Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said of Fletcher's streak, which has spanned 15 seasons. "There is no question about it. For that person to be about to play 200-plus games, to me that is one of the biggest compliments you can give somebody to be able to play as consistently as he has because everybody is hurting."

Shanahan said tests confirmed that London's balancing issues were not due to a concussion.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Pierre Garcon was ruled out with his foot injury, and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) also will not play Sunday.

Tight end Chris Cooley, signed on Monday after Fred Davis ruptured his Achilles tendon, has a chance to be active against the Steelers.

"You don't want to throw him into the briar patch too quick, because you know it takes a while to get those legs going for the guys that take off five, six, seven weeks and be able to jump in a game," Shanahan said. "So you have to be a little bit careful. I think we have a good feel for where Chris is at."
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