WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Redskins player London Fletcher talked to the press on Wednesday afternoon saying that "This will more than likely be my last season in the NFL."
Fletcher joked with reporters as he took to the podium at Redskins Park that he didn't know what major announcement was coming up. Then, he seemed to confirm some reports that he was retiring.
Still,the 38-year-old playersaid that he's 99 percent sure thatthis Redskins home game will be his last. "I want to thank my fans and beat the Dallas Cowboys. What better way to end it?" said Fletcher.
He said he was leaving 1 percent in case he changed his mind, and mentioned talking to his wife about his decision.
He admitted that for about four or five years he has been considering retirement and what might come next for him. Fletcher talked about spending more time with his three children. "I'm missing parts of their life," he said.
Fletcherdidn't rule out the possibility of doing some sports broadcasting.
Fletcher has beenwith the Redskinsfor seven years."I feel like my work is done here in Washington," he told reporters.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins and head coach Mike Shanahan both talked about Fletcher on Wednesday.
About Fletcher and Dallas week, Cousins said, "We would love to have him walk off that field for the last time, if it will be his last time, with a victory."
Shanahan also wanted a win for Fletcher. He told reporters, "He's going to prepare for it like it's the Super Bowl."
Coach Shanahanalsoendorsed Fletcher for the Hall Of Fame, saying he's"Definitely a hall of fame-caliber player. His work speaks for itself."
See Fletcher's player profile here: http://www.nfl.com/player/londonfletcher/2500650/profile