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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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Packers RB Benson has surgery, will not return in 2012

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that RB Cedric Benson had surgery on his injured foot and will not be back this season.

Packers kickers a real study in contrast

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
While Packers PK Mason Crosby has struggled mightily this season, P Tim Masthay has continued to excel.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

Manning, Giants score big win over Packers

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
So much for that tired arm for Eli Manning, and that offensive slump for the Giants. They got it fixed in their bye week, then routed the Packers 38-10 Sunday night.

Starks shaping up as Packers' primary RB

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
It’s starting to look like James Starks is going to carry the load in the Packers’ ground attack the same way he did in 2010.

Scout's Notebook: Packers NT B.J. Raji

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
PFW talent evaluator Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of overrated Packers NT B.J. Raji.

Key matchup: Packers' offensive line vs. Giants' defensive line

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Packers’ offensive line vs. the Giants’ defensive line in the Week 12 Sunday-night game.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Lions WR Young sent home from facility; inactive for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that WR Titus Young will be inactive for the Week 12 game against the Texans.

Packers, Steelers positioning for stretch run

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Playmaking quarterbacks and restored health could carry two of the NFL's most storied franchises in January.

Packers rally for 24-20 win over Lions

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Packers came through with a 24-20 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Bulaga's injury hurts Packers big-time

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
Of all the Packers' season-ending injuries so far this season, the latest one suffered by ORT Bryan Bulaga is considered the most devastating.

Key matchup: Lions WR Calvin Johnson vs. Packers secondary

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Lions WR Calvin Johnson vs. the Packers' secondary in their Week 11 matchup Sunday in Detroit.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

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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