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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-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers battle against the arch-rival Bears in the NFC championship Sunday at Soldier Field.

Cold foot-ball? Take the hot hands

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 2:45 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk adds his perspective to Sunday's matchups for the conference championships, looking for the factors that will prove to be the difference in each game.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
If the Packers' offensive line gives QB Aaron Rodgers time to scan the field and find receivers running deep routes, Green Bay could rack up big plays against the Bears on Sunday.

Packers' defensive coaching staff receiving more recognition

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
Making it to the NFL's "Final Four" has led to more well-deserved recognition for Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers' quality staff of assistants.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:26 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.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says the Bears' defense will not hold the Packers to 17 points or less for a third time this season and he also says Jay Cutler has fallen further behind Aaron Rodgers in the battle to ...

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Friday

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. Making Friday’s pick is PFW editor/publisher Hub Arkush.

Conference championship matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 5:02 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the conference title-game matchups.

Rewind: Remembering first Bears-Packers playoff game

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
With war then on the minds of Americans, the NFL's best two teams of 1941 laced up for a rubber match that would serve as the only Chicago-Green Bay playoff contest until this weekend.  

Bears' offense will be quiet without improved pass protection

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
The offensive line has been one of the Bears' more talked-about position groups all season long, and it's at the forefront of the discussion again this week.

Packers CB Williams added to Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Packers CB Tramon Williams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, the league announced today. Williams replaces Eagles CB Asante Samuel, who is unable to participate due to injury.

Packers 60-second rant: Look for tricks during Sunday treat

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
In the second of two special rants this week in advance of the Packers-Bears NFC championship showdown this Sunday, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush ponders the possibility of trick plays becoming a factor in the game. 

Bears S Harris sits out practice again

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Bears S Chris Harris missed a second consecutive practice on Thursday as he continues recovering from a left hip injury.

Five questions with Packers great Jerry Kramer

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 3:48 p.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 Packers Hall of Famer ...

Green Bay's secondary is perhaps second to none

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Bears' passing game has come a long way this season, but so has the Packers' secondary, which is playing some terrific ball of late.

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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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