Smoot Sent Cruising Out of Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings released cornerback Fred Smoot.

Smoot spent two seasons with the Vikings after leaving the Washington Redskins to sign a six-year, $34 million contract in free agency. But he was hurt often and was among the Vikings players to face charges in the aftermath of the infamous boat cruise scandal in 2005.

The Vikings also released tight end Jermaine Wiggins and offensive tackle Mike Rosenthal, two other former starters.

By Mark Maske |  March 1, 2007; 6:44 PM ET  | Category:  Vikings
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Mark,
do you have any insider info on whether Fred Smoot has indicated he'd be interested in returning to Washington?

Posted by: Ray | March 1, 2007 9:08 PM

Smoot, for a bargain, might be a nice addition to our secondary.

Posted by: Gus | March 1, 2007 9:51 PM

I'm sure he'd come back if the money is right. He didn't leave with bitter feelings. When I went to the Vikings' camp last summer and talked to him, he really seemed to miss the Washington area. But it was a money decision when he left and I'm sure where he signs will be a money decision, too.

Posted by: Mark Maske | March 2, 2007 9:48 AM

Come home Smootie!

Posted by: Smootfan | March 2, 2007 1:16 PM

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