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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' Neal plans another appeal of suspension

Posted June 05, 2012 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
Packers DE Mike Neal plans on proving his critics wrong this season. And he believes he'll be playing on opening day.

Texans' Barwin likely to terrorize QBs even more

Posted April 07, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
With Connor Barwin healthy and not having to learn a new defense, the linebacker figures to be even better, according to our "Whispers."

Packers DE Neal suspended four games for drug violation

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Packers DE Mike Neal broke the league's performance-enhancing drug policy and will be suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season.

Neal a disappointing nonfactor for Packers

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
One of the biggest disappointments for the Packers this season has been the relative disappearance of second-year DE Mike Neal.

They said it: Packers Week 12 edition

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches worth pondering in advance of Green Bay's Week 12 game at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.  

Packers' injury avoidance shares spotlight with fired-up 'D'

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
That the Packers emerged from their game vs. Minnesota unscathed from an injury standpoint was just as significant as their defense's spirited effort.

Packers Thursday injury analysis

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
DE Mike Neal's limited participation was the most noteworthy development in the Packers' first practice of the week in advance of their Monday-night game vs. Minnesota.

Jenkins' exit delivers double whammy to Packers' pass rush

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
It's pretty simple. The loss of one of the league's most accomplished inside pass rushers in Cullen Jenkins has weakened the Packers' pass rush — in more ways than one.

Packers need Wynn, Wilson to step up in place of Neal

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
With DE Mike Neal expected to be out for the first half of the season and possibly more with a knee injury that will require surgery, Jarius Wynn and C.J. Wilson must pick up the slack.

Packers DE Neal to undergo surgery

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that second-year DE MIke Neal has undergone knee surgery and will be out "a significant amount of weeks."

Packers-Panthers Wednesday injury report

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The absence of DE Mike Neal and CB Tramon Williams from the Packers' Wednesday practice was the most noteworthy news on the team's injury report in advance of its game in Carolina this Sunday.

Five key questions facing the Packers

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush asks and answers five key questions facing the Packers as they head into the 2011 season.  

Five Packers most impacted by lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies the five Packers players most impacted by the NFL lockout this offseason.  

Packers planning on joint effort to replace Jenkins

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, the widely anticipated replacement of Packers free-agent DE Cullen Jenkins could be much more of a joint effort than one might suspect.

Packers positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
In the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Packers’ personnel entering the 2011 offseason, we analyze Green Bay’s D-line situation.


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.