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Mike Neal

Mike Neal - #96 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 294 lbs.
Birthday 06/26/1987
Birthplace Merrillville, IN
College Purdue
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 24th pick by Packers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Agent: Favre will be an assistant high school coach

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school football coach in his native Mississippi.

Keep close eye on Packers' new veteran D-linemen

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
We hear it would be a big mistake to underestimate any of the three free-agent veteran defensive linemen signed by the Packers.

Fantasy: These three are due for comebacks

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here are three players who could be poised to make a big comeback on the fantasy scene in 2012.

Harrell looking like the 'real McCoy' for Packers

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Barring a significant setback as the summer progresses, we hear Graham Harrell remains a solid bet to replace Matt Flynn as the Packers’ backup QB.

Packers release financial report

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
The Packers released their financial report from the 2011 season and the team topped $300 million in total revenue for the first time.

Driver not a lock to stick with Packers

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Even though he had his contract reworked to the tune of a reported $2.3 million, we hear Donald Driver's future remains sketchy in Green Bay.

Shields could be on shaky ground in Green Bay

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
After taking a step back in his second season, we hear Packers nickel back Sam Shields is not assured of a roster spot.

Goodell hears bounty appeals from players

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell has finished hearing appeals from four players in the Saints bounty case, amid complaints that the NFL didn't prove anything.

Shakeup at inside linebacker possible for Packers

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The uncertainty that was evident in 2011 for the Packers at outside linebacker has shifted to inside linebacker this offseason.

Best record doesn't usually translate to title success

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Does the fact that the Packers posted a 15-1 record — best in the NFL — a season ago mean they should be Super Bowl favorites in 2012? Maybe not.

McCarthy: Offseason contact restrictions unclear

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
Packers coach Mike McCarthy knows teams can get in trouble for violating a league-wide ban on live contact during offseason workouts.

NFL: No Burbank jurisdiction on Hargrove discipline

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has said he does have jurisdiction over Packers DE Anthony Hargrove, who's appealing a suspension.

Packers' Neal plans another appeal of suspension

Posted June 05, 2012 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
Packers DE Mike Neal plans on proving his critics wrong this season. And he believes he'll be playing on opening day.

Koonce's own struggles fuel study of ex-players

Posted June 05, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Former NFL LB George Koonce personally knows of the troubles many former pro football players encounter when they retire from the game.

Packers claim S Pellerin off waivers

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Packers claimed undrafted rookie S Micah Pellerin off waivers from the Colts on Friday, the team announced.

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Posted Oct. 06, 2012
Green Bay has activated dNeal, who was suspended for the first four weeks of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.||||||| Neal was suspended March 13 after testing positive for the prescription drug Adderall. He'd been prescribed the drug, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, by a doctor and didn't realize it was on the NFL's banned substance list.
Posted March 13, 2012
The NFL has suspended Neal without pay for the team's first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.||||||| In a statement, the NFL says Neal will be eligible to return to the Packers' active roster on the day after the team's fourth regular-season game of the 2012 season. Neal is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Posted Sept. 14, 2011
Neal is active for the Packers after missing the first nine games of the season with a knee injury he sustained in training camp.||||||| Neal hurt his left knee during a non-contact drill in training camp. Jarius Wynn, a sixth-round pick in 2009 who was waived and later re-signed last season, took Neal's place against New Orleans.
Posted Aug. 05, 2011
Neal gave the Green Bay Packers a glimpse of the disruptive player he can be before his rookie season ended with a shoulder injury. Healthy and motivated, Neal is battling to replace Cullen Jenkins, who left the team in free agency, as a playmaker on the defensive line.||||||| The team's 2010 second-round draft pick says the disappointment he felt last season on the sidelines during the Packers' run to the Super Bowl title has him feeling like a rookie all over again. The Packers cleared Neal to participate in team drills Thursday night for the first time in training camp. But coaches won't know his potential impact until they see him play at full strength on a consistent basis.
Posted Oct. 26, 2010
Neal is expected to have season-ending shoulder surgery.||||||| The move and loss of linebacker Brady Poppinga hamper Green Bay further. Packers already have seven players on injured reserve, including four starters.

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