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Fletcher back at practice, questionable for Steelers

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Fletcher back at practice, questionable for Steelers

After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, London Fletcher rejoined his teammates on Friday and participated fully in individual and team drills, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

“I was encouraged by today,” Fletcher said. “There’s still another 48 hours before the game, so hopefully I’ll keep improving.”

The 37-year-old linebacker is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. 

Fletcher suffered a strained right hamstring in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss at the Giants and did not return to the game. On Monday, he complained of balance problems and spent much of the day Thursday being examined by a neurologist.

Fletcher acknowledged that the balance problems have affected him for “a couple of weeks now” but he did not alert the team until earlier this week. Although doctors have not yet determined what exactly has caused the balance issues, he said, a concussion has been ruled out

"The tests came back as positive as they could," Shanahan said of the neurological exams. "We'll find out in the next 48 hours exactly how he does feel. I don't think you ever know for sure."

Fletcher, the team's leader in tackles, said the hamstring is “not 100-percent.” But, like the balance problems, it's also improving, he said. 

Fletcher is tied with Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber for the most consecutive games for an active player. Both have suited up for 231 straight contests.

“I really don’t think about [the streak] until other people talk about it,” Fletcher said. “I’ve always taken the mindset that if I can play a game, I’ll play a game. It just happens that it’s been every game.”

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Paisano's Facebook Live: Ryan Kerrigan takes your pre-Week 4 questions

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Paisano's Facebook Live: Ryan Kerrigan takes your pre-Week 4 questions

Ryan Kerrigan joined CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay on Thursday evening to take your questions on Facebook Live, presented by Paisano's Pizza.

What did they get to? Here's a sampling of the questions:

- Does some deep-down part of him wish Robert Griffin III were playing this week when Cleveland comes to town?

- If the Redskins defense were a pizza topping, which would they be? 

- Who is the hardest running back to take down? 

- How did he get the idea for his sack dance?

That, plus many more, were answered in the nearly 25-minute conversation. Watch it all in the video player below:

Live with Ryan Kerrigan

Our Redskins Insider JP Finlay is talking live with Ryan Kerrigan and taking your questions.

Posted by CSN Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Browns WR Josh Gordon decides he needs to enter rehab

Browns WR Josh Gordon decides he needs to enter rehab

An explosive talent with a long-record of off-field issues, Browns receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he will head for rehab.

Gordon missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but when he has played, he has produced. In 14 starts during the 2013 season Gordon caught 87 balls for more than 1,600 yards and nine touchdowns. 

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A teammate of Robert Griffin III's at Baylor, some in Cleveland hoped that reuniting the QB and WR would bring back their college fireworks. That plan faded first when Griffin got injured Week 1, and while Gordon is still suspended, some hope remained that the two could connect later in the season. For now, it seems that plan will not work. 

Without the decision to enter a rehab facility, Gordon would have missed the Redskins game this Sunday due to suspension.