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Mark Herzlich ready to start NFL career

Updated: September 5, 2011, 6:10 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mark Herzlich is putting his battle with cancer behind him and looking to a new chapter in his life -- as an NFL player with the New York Giants.

The recently turned 24-year-old linebacker is never going to forget cancer. That's impossible.

There's a titanium rod in his left leg as a constant reminder of the rare form of bone cancer that caused him to miss the 2009 season at Boston College. If that isn't enough, there are memories of the draining effects ...

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