Rice has his eye on Fletcher

Rice has his eye on Fletcher
December 5, 2012, 4:15 pm
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With all the questions about the Washington Redskins and rookie sensation Robert Griffin III, Ravens running back Ray Rice turned his focus elsewhere.

On a sprained left ankle, linebacker London Fletcher has played in 236th consecutive games for Washington.

He wore a walking boot after Monday’s win vs. the New York Giants.

“I could go on and speak about RGIII all day, but I play offense,” Rice said. “The one that always sticks out to me is London Fletcher. Reminds me a lot of Ray Lewis.”

Lewis is working his way back from a triceps tear two months ago. He started practicing with the Ravens on Wednesday and can come back as early as Dec. 16.

Lewis entered the league in 1996 and is a lifelong Raven. Fletcher appeared two years later, beginning his career with the St. Louis Rams.

“Two different styles of players, but for it’s just the wisdom, the way he plays the game, how year-in and year-out they question, ‘Is he going to be able to play at that high level?” Rice said. “He gets the same questions that Ray gets asked. … I just admire what the guy does. He’s a competitor and I’m looking forward to going against him this weekend.”