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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-Eagles matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ wild-card game against the Eagles in Philadelphia this coming Sunday afternoon:

Packers 60-second rant: Super Bowl here we come?

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:39 a.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush enthusiastically supports his sincere belief that Green Bay has what it takes to win this year’s Super Bowl

Packers-Eagles matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 11:50 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’ wild-card game against the Eagles in Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon.

Packers playoff primer

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
PFW examines the Packers as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Packers rookie meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents his weekly report on the Packers’ 2010 rookie class. Player rundowns are in order of draft selection.

Report: Packers extend LB Bishop's contract

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
ESPN insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed ILB Desmond Bishop to a four-year, $19 million contract extension.

They said it: Packers Tuesday edition

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
PFW delivers a handful of noteworthy early-week quotes from Packers players following their playoff-clinching 10-3 victory over the Bears Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Fill-ins continue to pitch in for Packers

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
In a season in which injuries have taken a mighty toll, it seems like one replacement part after another has come to the rescue for the Packers.

Vick, Eagles must deal with blitz

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Giants and Vikings showed that Eagles QB Michael Vick can be neutralized at times with blitzing defensive backs and linebackers, and you can expect the Packers to do the same.

Packers MVP Meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents a running meter that indicates the Packers’ top five MVP candidates up through Week 17.

McCarthy praises defense in Monday press conference

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is widely perceived as an offensive-minded head coach. But the high praise for his defense that McCarthy emphasized in his Monday press conference the day after his team’s 10-3 playoff-clinching win over the Bears ...

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Texans RB Arian Foster, Packers OLB Erik Walden and Patriots WR-PR Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Packers players of the week

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s 10-3 victory over the Bears at Lambeau Field in Week 17.

Late INT clinches Packers' trip to playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs — but it certainly didn't come easy.


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.