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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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49ers hang on to earn win over Packers

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game in a 30-22 Week One win.

Williams' return to form bodes well for Green Bay defense

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
The word out of Green Bay is that CB Tramon Williams looks like he has fully regained the top-grade form he displayed two seasons ago.

NFC likely home to Super Bowl winner

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk sees Cam Newton producing an MVP-caliber season with the Panthers losing to the Packers in the NFC title game.

Keith Schleiden's 2012 NFL predictions

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
PFW editor-in-chief Keith Schleiden forecasts a title game that has a Super Bowl XXXI flavor, which was also played in New Orleans.

Key matchup: Niners RBs vs. Packers run defense

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Niners RBs vs. the Packers’ run defense in this Sunday’s game in Green Bay.

Classic collision course: 49ers vs. Packers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush breaks down the Packers-49ers Week One blockbuster as the league’s best offense takes on the league’s best "D."

Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to embarrassing claims about his personal life two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.

Packers cut Wynn, place Bishop on I.R.

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
The Packers placed six players on I.R., including LB Desmond Bishop, and released two others, including DE Jarius Wynn.

Packers release DE Hargrove

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Packers have released DE Anthony Hargrove, the club announced Friday.

Packers keeping the faith in Harrell for now

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
While the Packers continue to publicly support backup QB Graham Harrell, there's reason to believe it could be a different story behind closed doors.

DT Culp, LB Robinson named senior finalists for Hall of Fame

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that DT Curley Culp and LB Dave Robinson will be the senior finalists for the Class of 2013.

Packers WR Jennings nearing return from concussion

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Mike McCarthy says Greg Jennings has made significant steps in his recovery from a concussion and may be able to return to practice Sunday.

Number crunching starting to change NFL thinking

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Fans and media have wondered when the "Moneyball"-ization of the NFL would happen. That movement might very well be under way.

Packers extend OLG Lang

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The Packers signed starting OLG T.J. Lang to a four-year extension, Lang’s agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.

Packers sign RB Benson

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Veteran RB Cedric Benson has signed with the Packers, the team announced on Sunday.

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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