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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: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' battle against the archrival Bears in the NFC championship game Sunday at Soldier Field.

Title games couldn't be more intriguing

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
It would be difficult to overhype the conference championship games, writes Hub Arkush, with matchups such as Darrelle Revis vs. Ben Roethlisberger.

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:01 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 Kevin Fishbain.

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Monday

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship game this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. PFW’s lead-off prognosticator is senior editor Eric Edholm.

They said it: Packers Monday edition

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 6:01 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 eye-opening 48-21 dismantling of the No. 1-seeded Falcons last Saturday night at the Georgia Dome:

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Favre officially files retirement papers

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Brett Favre has officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL, likely ending his 20-year record-setting career.

Packers-Bears III could be one for the books

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Look for the ratings to go through the roof next Sunday afternoon when Mike McCarthy’s troops soldier on in Soldier Field against the Bears in the third matchup this season between these arch-rivals in this season’s NFC championship.

Rodgers' brilliance leaves Falcons grasping at air

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 2:08 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' remarkable performance in Green Bay's 48-21 divisional-round win at Atlanta stamps Green Bay as clear favorites to win the NFC title, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Rodgers, Packers roll past Falcons

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 11:32 p.m. ET
Carving up the NFC's top-seeded team, Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Packers to their second straight postseason road victory with a stunning 48-21 rout of the Falcons on Saturday night.

A look back at Packers coach McCarthy's playoff history

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
PFW takes a look back at how Packers coach Mike McCarthy has fared in his first four playoff games.

Packers-Falcons prediction

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the divisional playoff game against the Falcons Saturday night in Atlanta.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 1:22 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’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

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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