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Fred Smoot returned to the Redskins, signing a 5-year contract for $25 million, but that's just Monopoly money. What really matters is that Smoot got a $2 million signing bonus, far less than the outrageous $13 million bonus the Minnesota Vikings used to lure Smoot to Minneapolis two years ago. A $2 million bonus spread over a 5-year contract matters because it means the Redskins can plausibly threaten to cut Smoot at almost any time. That's important because Smoot has a history of playing hard when he has to, and not playing hard when does not.