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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

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Many similarities between Steelers, Packers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Although both teams have a good mix of youth and experience, don't be surprised if one of the veteran leaders makes the game-winning play.

Key coaches for the Packers' and Steelers' defensive staffs

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Taking a closer look at some key coaches on the defensive staffs of the Packers and the Steelers.

Packers' Friday practice report

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Following the Packers' final full practice, head coach Mike McCarthy characterized his team as "loose but confident," according to a pool report filed by Jim Trotter.

Steelers set to go without Pouncey, Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice session, moving on with the news that neither C Maurkice Pouncey nor DE Aaron Smith would be able to play Sunday.

McCarthy talks motivational tactics Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Packers coach Mike McCarthy talked about the weather, motivational tactics and more in his final press conference before Sunday's Super Bowl.

McCarthy would be 'shocked' if injured Driver does not play Sunday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Packers WR Donald Driver will be held out of practice again Friday, but he's expected to play in the Super Bowl, head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.

They Said It: Super Bowl edition

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Quotes from some of the key Steelers and Packers players and coaches leading up to Super Bowl XLV.

Steelers' offensive line answers critics, opens holes

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Steelers' O-line once more is being questioned. But if it wins a Super Bowl, after everything it has endured, the critics will be silenced.

Tomlin: 'I'm a robot'

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave his final press conference before Super Bowl XLV and issued one memorable statement.

Packers Super Bowl flashback

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
PFW continues to recap the Packers' previous four trips to the Super Bowl. The Packers were victorious in their first three Super Bowl apperances, but their luck ran out in Super Bowl XXXII as they were defeated by the Broncos.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Every other day leading up to Super Sunday, the Pro Football Weekly Packers team app presents a handful of interesting factoids on this year’s NFC champs on a broad variety of levels.  

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
In the fifth of six Super Bowl matchups we're highlighting, we examine how the Steelers' wide receivers match up with the Packers' defensive backs.

Roethlisberger lights up practice

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
According to the NFL's pool report, QB Ben Roethlisberger was hot during practice on Thursday during the Steelers' practice at Texas Christian University.

Packers 60-second rant: Weather creates Super headache

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush reflects on the weather — both down in Dallas and in his home base of Chicago — before offering a bold Super Sunday prediction.

Bulaga says Packers’ chaplain a scary movie buff

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
A peculiar conversation during Super Bowl week came Thursday when Packers ORT Bryan Bulaga spoke about the team's Catholic chaplain.

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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