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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

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Report: Benson out eight weeks, may need surgery

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
Packers RB Cedric Benson will miss eight games and maybe rest of the season with a Lisfranc foot injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Luck rallies Colts in emotional, upset win

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds to go that gave Indianapolis a stunning 30-27 victory over Green Bay.

Jones' stock on rise in Packers' offense

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
With WR Greg Jennings currently ailing, look for No. 3 WR James Jones to become an increasingly key weapon for the Packers' offense.

Packers WR Jennings (groin) out for Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Packers ruled WR Greg Jennings out for Sunday’s game against the Colts with a groin injury.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Packers hand Saints their fourth loss

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter, and the Packers rallied to beat the Saints 28-27 on Sunday.

Packers not likely to keep WR Jennings beyond 2012

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:52 p.m. ET
The more we examine the Packers’ contract front, the less likely it seems that WR Greg Jennings will remain in Green Bay beyond this season.

Key matchup: Packers RB Cedric Benson vs. Saints run defense

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Packers’ Cedric Benson could become the latest running back to break out against New Orleans’ porous run defense.

Report: Redskins to sign RB Grant

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Redskins will sign former Packers RB Ryan Grant, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Packers can bounce back from Seattle screw

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The season has suddenly become very interesting. Will Week Four be as wacky as Week Three was? Check out this early preview of all the big story lines.

Raiders add LB So'oto

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed second-year LB Vic So’oto and waived DE-LB Carl Ihenacho.

President Obama chimes in on NFL refs

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
President Barack Obama weighed in on the current referee lockout, which has forced the NFL to use replacement referees.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: NFL deserves the mess it created

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The debacle on "Monday Night Football" likely will result in the NFL ending its lockout of referees, but it can't undo the damage that was done.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

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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