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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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Watch out for Packers LB Walden on Sunday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
In the second of two “Hot Spot” postings this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies the one Packers defensive player he believes will be the most under the microscope in the NFC championship game this ...

Three-and-out with Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz took a break from preparing to face the Packers' fifth-ranked defense to meet with the media Wednesday at Halas Hall.

They said it: Packers Thursday edition

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
PFW delivers a handful of noteworthy late-week quotes from Packers players as they prepare to face the Bears on Sunday with the NFC championship and a trip to Super Bowl XLV on the line.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third 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.

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Thursday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 11:06 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 Thursday’s pick is PFW associate editor Michael Blunda.

Packers-Bears fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers bring a red-hot passing attack into Chicago to face a rugged Bears defense with the NFC title on the line.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
Coming off a career-best 113-yard day against the Seahawks, Olsen is sure to have the Packers' attention when he's on the field Sunday.

Packers sign WR Robinson to practice squad

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Packers announced Wednesday that they have signed rookie WR Antonio Robinson, who was with the Bears in training camp, to the practice squad.

Bears S Harris misses practice

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
S Chris Harris was the only Bear not participating in practice Wednesday, according to reports.

Spotlight couldn't be brighter for Rodgers

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
This week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his thoughts on two “Hot Spots” for the Packers heading into their NFC championship game against the arch-rival Bears. Today, Dan picks out one Packers offensive player he ...

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 2:46 p.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 today’s pick is PFW associate editor Eli Kaberon.

Matthews picks up where teammate Woodson left off

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 2:41 a.m. ET
Following in the footsteps of fellow Packer Charles Woodson, Green Bay sack specialist Clay Matthews has been named the PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year.

Readers pick Packers to win Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
In a recently concluded poll on this site asking which team would win the Super Bowl, Green Bay far outdistanced the closest competitor, receiving 2,229 of 5,989 votes, or 37.2 percent.

Bears' 60-second rant: Cutler’s play doing the talking

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The obsession with analyzing his demeanor is probably not going away, but with his play on the field, Jay Cutler is making all that talk a side story in the background of a more meaningful tale.

Packers 30-second rant: New-wave style vs. old-school substance

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
In the first of two rants this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush contrasts the state-of-the-art football styles that will be on center stage in Soldier Field this Sunday with the decidedly old-school mentality that fuels ...

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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