Sanders reflects on his childhood struggles](http://www.9news.com/sports/nfl/denver-broncos/emmanuel-sanders-reflects-on-his-childhood-struggles/257436423) (Brian Olson, 9News)*
It wasn't always this good for Sanders though. Growing up in Bellville, Texas, Sanders' childhood was far from glamorous.*
Phillips named PFWA's Dr. Z Award winner for lifetime achievement (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
The award, presented each year by the PFWA and named for Paul Zimmerman, long-time NFL writer for Sports Illustrated, honors lifetime achievement for an NFL assistant coach.
AFC West Q&A: Can the San Diego Chargers go from worst to first? (ESPN.com)*
The Chargers are walking a difficult line in trying to balance how much they ask franchise quarterback Philip Rivers to do and how much help they give him. *
The NFL's 100 most important people (USA Today)
The Broncos have won the AFC West every year since Elway took over in 2011 and reached the Super Bowl twice in that stretch. Elway won the Peyton Manning sweepstakes when the record-setting quarterback became a free agent in 2012, a major coup that catapulted the franchise to sustained success. Elway, in building the roster, has shown he is as adept in the front office as he was on the field.
NFL says 'Rooney Rule' for women is in effect, already working (Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the week before Super Bowl 50 that the league would be instituting a new hiring practice that opened the door for more women to be interviewed for executive positions.
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Enter to win: self portrait (Phil Milani)*
Contest ends Wednesday, June 29 at 9AM MDT. *