Fred Smoot is officially a Washington Redskin again, as reported by ESPN and Yahoo!. The details of the contract are still sketchy at best, but ESPN puts the numbers at 5 years, $25 million (sound familiar?) and Yahoo! says the bonus is around the $2 Mil range.
Either SP or myself will update those numbers when more is known.
A frustrated JaLa at Redskins Insider also confrims this. I think the full details about the cotract will be available tomorrow, if not later tonight. In any case, the official website hasn't confirmed this, though that's been a pretty typical thing.
According to Smoot's agent, he made a mistake in leaving Washington and probably could have made more money elsewhere. Full quote is as follows, from the Yahoo! story:
Wait... so that's 2 FAs that were signed by a Snyder-era Redskins team that weren't grossly overpaid???
No one wake me... I kinda like this dream.
Smoot was courted courtside (get it?) last night at a Wizards game. Coach Gibbs had the following to say, again from the Yahoo! story:
Also at that game was Leonard Davis. The Yahoo! report went further into his possible signing, which bothers me (bold mine for emphasis):
Davis would be a natural replacement for left guard Derrick Dockery, who joined the Bills on Friday with a stunning seven-year, $49 million contract that includes $18.5 million in guaranteed money.
"I think everyone in the league is surprised," Gibbs said.
At that price, it's wasn't surprising that the Redskins decided to let Dockery go, even though the team has been criticized in recent years for not retaining some of its top players. However, there is now a hole on the offensive line, and Davis would appear to be an ideal fit -- even though he could cost even more money than Dockery.
I'm not sure this is looking good...
As always comments, criticism, and unadulterated anger welcome below.