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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

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
11 0 0

Bears-Packers fourth-quarter reflections

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his reflections on the fourth quarter of the Bears-Packers regular-season finale at Lambeau Field.

Bears-Packers third-quarter reflections

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his reflections on the third quarter of the Bears-Packers regular-season finale at Lambeau Field.

Bears-Packers second-quarter reflections

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his reflections on the seone quarter of the Bears-Packers regular-season finale at Lambeau Field.

Bears-Packers first-quarter reflections

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his reflections on the first quarter of the Bears-Packers regular-season finale at Lambeau Field.  

Packers Week 17 inactives

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Two starters and two key reserves were among the eight Packers players on the team’s inactive list for the regular-season finale against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
QB Aaron Rodgers could have his second big day in a row, as the Green Bay offense is surging just as Chicago's defense has been gashed in two of the past three games.

Packers-Bears prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the regular-season finale this Sunday at Lambeau Field between the Bears and Packers.

Packers RB Starks pulls disappearing act

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
After having what seemed to be a breakthrough game in Week 13, Green Bay rookie RB James Starks has again become a nonfactor, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
In this week’s Packers fantasy focus, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush focuses on five Packers who just might pack real fantasy punch in the regular-season finale against the Bears.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Flashback: Recent Week 17 Packers performances

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Packers' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons:

Packers sign OL Smith, put OL Newhouse on I.R.

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Packers announced Friday morning that they have signed C-OG Evan Dietrich-Smith and placed OG-OT Marshall Newhouse on injured reserve.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:50 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.  

Packers pleased with P Masthay's steady progress

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
We hear the arrow is pointing up for Packers first-year P Tim Masthay, who team insiders believe has proven to be a dramatic upgrade over last year's punter, the erratic Jeremy Kapinos. 

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Whether the Bears play all of their starters for the whole game or not, the Packers have the weapons at receiver to expose some of the soft spots in Chicago's pass coverage.

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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