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Notebook: Sharper Ready For Smoot Smack

Darren Sharper (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Vikings safety Darren Sharper knows he won't be facing heads-up with the Vikings' previous king of smack talk in Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot, but Sharper plans to be on the sidelines ready to drop a line or two Smoot's way. Plus, Brad Childress is looking for a loud dome, and Adrian Peterson should be able to afford his Pro Bowl trip with an imminent bonus on the horizon.

Fred Smoot, in his short two-year Vikings career, became a symbol of what was wrong with the Vikings during a tumultuous period in Purple history. Now, almost one year removed from his career in Minnesota, the wide-grinning cornerback is smiling again … and looking to help fell his former teammates. "I know a lot about their team. And I will inform my team – like only a real traitor would do...

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