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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' Super Bowl flashback

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Over the next week, PFW will be recapping the Packers' previous four trips to the Super Bowl. Green Bay won its second of back-to-back championships in Super Bowl II, with a 33-14 win over the Raiders.

Lone Packers ring bearer Kuhn hopes to 'win one on the field'

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Packers RB John Kuhn, the only man on the team with a Super Bowl ring, said he'd like to win another one as a key player this time around.

Cold snap on minds of players at media day

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Donald Driver was shivering. Charles Woodson said he was "shaking" up on the podium. Brett Kiesel said Dallas was experiencing "Steeler weather." The icy cold snap that hit North Texas was a big topic of conversation Tuesday.

Pouncey says he is 75 percent for Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
At media day at Super Bowl XLV, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey did not rule out playing in Sunday's game, giving himself a 75 percent chance of playing.

PFW catches up with Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
As the Packers prepare to meet the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, PFW catches up with Green Bay's last Super Bowl MVP, Desmond Howard.

Older, wiser Woodson reflects on troubled Raiders days

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
It's hard to believe that Charles Woodson once was thought to be a problem child before he revived his career with the Packers.

Packers-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchup between the Packers' wide receivers and the Steelers' cornerbacks in the second of six Super Bowl matchups.

Lombardi and Noll meet the press

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
A pair of unexpected dignitaries drop by Dallas and give their thoughts on the game. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Messrs. Noll and Lombardi.

Matthews wins Butkus Award

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Clay Matthews won the third annual professional Butkus Award, honoring the best linebacker in professional football.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 2:20 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.

Super Bowl XLV preview

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
We analyze the matchups in Super Bowl XLV — when the Steelers have the ball, when the Packers have the ball, and special teams.

Packers-Steelers matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchup between Packers NT B.J. Raji and the Steelers' interior offensive linemen in the first of six Super Bowl matchups.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Jan. 29, 2011 @ 12:49 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 Super Bowl flashback

Posted Jan. 29, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Over the next week, PFW will be recapping the Packers previous four trips to the Super Bowl. The journey started in 1967, when the Packers defeated the Chiefs in Super Bowl I.

Friday bye-week practice report for Super Bowl XLV

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday bye-week practice report for the Steelers and Packers in preparation for Super Bowl XLV.

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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