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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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Nun predicts Packers victory

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Here's the annual Super Bowl poem and prediction from Chicago's famous prognosticating nun, Sister Jean Kenny.

Report: Pouncey has broken bone in ankle

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey likely won't play in the Super Bowl due to a broken bone in his left ankle, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Packers might lose DB coach to Eagles after Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
Packers DB coach Darren Perry already might have agreed to take over the Eagles' defensive coordinator job after the Super Bowl.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 11:16 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.

Steelers, Pack reach the standard

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk looks at the highs (Rashard Mendenhall's hard running vs. Jets) and lows (Julius Peppers' disappearing act vs. Packers) of the conference title games.

Packers 60-second rant: Look for super show from Woodson

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
In his 60-second Packers rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush writes about veteran Green Bay CB Charles Woodson quite possibly making the biggest difference on Super Sunday.

Packers they said it: Thursday edition

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
PFW delivers a double dose of noteworthy quotes from the Packers' coaches and players who were available to the media throughout the week prior to departing for Dallas, where they will meet the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

Peppers fined $10,000 for helmet hit

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
A punishing hit on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the NFC championship game will cost Bears DE Julius Peppers some serious cash.

Five questions with former Packers OG Aaron Taylor

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
Each week throughout the season, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush hooks up with a personality who has connections with the Packers and asks him five Packer-related questions. This week Dan connects with ex-Packers OG Aaron Taylor.

Packers by the numbers

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 1:24 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 by the numbers

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:42 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 they said it: Monday edition

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
PFW delivers a double dose of noteworthy quotes from the Packers' players who were available to the media the Monday afternoon following Green Bay’s 21-14 victory over the arch-rival Bears in the NFC title game.

Cowboys Stadium roof to be closed on Super Sunday

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The NFL announced on Monday that Super Bowl XLV will be played indoors on Feb. 6.

More records fall for NFL TV ratings

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
All season long, the NFL has been breaking records for TV ratings. Championship Sunday was no different.

Unlikely heroes keep emerging for Packers

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie CB Sam Shields came up with the game of his life Sunday in Green Bay's 21-14 victory over the archrival Bears.


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.