Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.
As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 Sunday and seize control of the AFC West.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are heading to New Orleans with a head of steam.
Steve Smith spent his childhood emulating NFL players and dreaming of playing professional football.
Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
C.J. Watson needed a night like this.
Carolina forward Patrick Dwyer and goalie Cam Ward didn't have time to think about what they were doing on the ice during the biggest moments of the game. Their instincts were good enough to carry the Hurricanes to victory.
The Detroit Lions desperately want to end some skids.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera has gone from hot seat to potential NFL coach of the year candidate following Carolina's seven-game winning streak.