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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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Packers' Shields has more than surpassed expectations

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
It's hard to count the ways the Packers value their prized rookie cornerback, Sam Shields, who will play a big role on Super Bowl Sunday.

Steelers-Packers fantasy breakdown

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
In a Super Bowl that could become an aerial assault, Packers WR Greg Jennings has a chance to steal the show against the Steelers.

Greene is as intense as ever

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Kevin Greene has maintained the intensity that he displayed as a player into his current role as a Packers assistant coach.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:11 a.m. ET
Every week, Packers radio play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee, who also co-hosts the "Pro Football Weekly" syndicated radio show with PFW editor-publisher Hub Arkush, answers three pertinent questions about the Packers. 

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Super Bowl XLV — the Steelers' outside linebackers vs. the Packers' offensive tackles.

Super Bowl notebook for Wednesday

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 11 p.m. ET
Here's a collection of the top Super Bowl XLV news stories reported on by the PFW staff from Dallas on Wednesday.

Getting to know … Packers P Tim Masthay

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
In a crowded room Wednesday, special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum reflected on P Tim Masthay's journey in the past year.

Helmets on the minds of players at Super Bowl XLV

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers doesn't take for granted the difference a high-tech helmet can make in the battle against concussions.

Pouncey: I'll play in Super Bowl if I practice Friday

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
Injured Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey said that if he practices Friday, he can play in Super Bowl XLV.

Super Bowl XLV handicapping column

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
In his Super Bowl XLV handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening, who has 9-1 record ATS in the postseason picking games in this space, says handicappers need to sort out the material from the immaterial — and that will vary from ...

Packers QB Rodgers, Chiefs RB Charles named FedEx Air & Ground POYs

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles have been named the 2010 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.

Packers Super Bowl flashback

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
PFW continues to recap the Packers' previous four trips to the Super Bowl. After winning back-to-back Super Bowls I and II, the Packers claimed their third league title with a 35-21 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 1:18 p.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.  

Packers-Steelers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchup between Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall and the Packers' linebackers in the third of six Super Bowl matchups.

Packers QB coach Clements: Rodgers’ mind sets him apart

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements has had one of the closer views of Aaron Rodgers' development in the NFL.

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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