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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: Driver will return to Packers

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:37 a.m. ET
WR Donald Driver has agreed to terms to remain a Packer, his agent told WTMJ-TV Tuesday night.

Better NFL offense: Lions or Packers?

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
In the first semifinal matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Lions and the Packers.

Packers announce front-office changes

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
The Packers announced several changes to their front office on Wednesday.

Packers, Patriots atop Cantor's win total props

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Cantor Gaming released its regular-season win total props for all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday, and expectations look to be high for two teams in particular. 

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

Packers sign DE Merling

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Packers signed former Dolphins DE Phillip Merling on Wednesday and released TE Cameron Ford and QB Nick Hill.

Driver wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
Packers WR Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd were voted champions of "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday night. 

Better NFL offense: Cowboys or Packers?

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
In the second matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Cowboys vs. the Packers.

Safety position on Packers' center stage

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
On the subject of Packers position battles with the offseason slowly but surely starting to heat up, you’d probably have to mention safety first.

Arbitrator hears first grievance in 'Bountygate' punishments

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
The NFLPA argued the first of its two grievances on behalf of the players suspended in the Saints' bounty scandal, in New York on Wednesday.

Ex-Packers DL Jolly given parole

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Ex-Packers DL Johnny Jolly has been granted an early release from a Texas jail, just six months into his six-year prison sentence for possession of illegal drugs.

Packers sign top pick Perry

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
After announcing the signings of seven of their eight 2012 draft picks earlier in the day, the Packers signed first-round draft pick Nick Perry before the weekend hit.

Packers sign seven draft picks, 14 undrafted rookies

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Youth was served by the Packers with the co-announcements that the team had signed seven of its eight 2012 draft picks, in addition to 14 undrafted free agents.

Packers GM Thompson focused on upward mobility

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
Whassup with Packers GM Ted Thompson? Trading up twice in the second round, it's clear he's harboring thoughts of an upwardly mobile defense.

Packers hope Perry can follow in Matthews' footsteps

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 12:25 a.m. ET
Could Nick Perry become another pass-rushing force in Green Bay? The Packers sure hope so.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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