2012 NFL Free Agency: Prisco Thinks Eagles Should Go After London Fletcher

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins walks off the field during the closing moments of their 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco thinks the Eagles could benefit from going after veteran inside linebacker London Fletcher in free agency heading into the 2012 season.

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off of a very disappointing season in 2011. Where many predicted them to be Super Bowl favorites before the season began, they finished with a disappointing 8-8 record. However, they won their last four games of the season so there is hope for the 2012 season. One of the biggest problems in the 2011 season, though, was the play of the inside linebackers. Most mock drafts have the Eagles going after an inside linebacker with the No. 15 pick, but CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco has another option for Philly.

Prisco believes that the Eagles may be smart to go after former Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher.

The Eagles had big problems at middle linebacker and Fletcher is coming off one of his best seasons. He is 37, so the contract would have to be team friendly. For a few years, it would make sense.

Fletcher is coming off his fifth season with the Redskins in which he made 166 tackles, made 1.5 sacks and two interceptions. He is entering his 15th season and is pushing 38 so if the Eagles make a deal, it wouldn't be for much.

For more on the Eagles, head to Bleeding Green Nation.

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