There was a time when wide receiver Steve Smith and cornerback DeAngelo Hall had one of the most intense feuds in the NFL.
Perhaps they've matured or time has healed old wounds, but the two again veterans seem to have a greater respect for each other as players. If there's going to be any more trash talking between them it will have to come on the field when Smith's Carolina Panthers host Hall and the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
A long-running feud boiled over in 2006 when Hall said Smith scored a ''fluke touchdown'' against him. Smith responded by calling Hall a ''court jester.''
Now Hall says he doesn't think there was ever a dislike between the two ''fierce competitors'' and Smith says Hall is a good opponent.