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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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Cutler, Martz hoping to work on QB's mechanics

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 11:31 p.m. ET
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz says he and QB Jay Cutler have some work to do on fundamentals once they begin the postseason, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers add pair of LBs; place Poppinga, Neal on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Packers had a busy day on the transaction front Tuesday, adding LBs Diyral Briggs and Matt Wilhelm while placing DE Mike Neal and LB Brady Poppinga on injured reserve. The team also released LB Maurice Simpkins.

McCarthy Monday press conference: Poppinga, Neal done for year

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
The main focus continued to be on injuries in Packers head coach Mike McCarthy’s Monday press conference.with the disclosure that LB Brady Poppinga (knee) and rookie DE Mike Neal (shoulder) would require season-ending surgeries.

Woodson, Neal added to Packers' injury list

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Two more players  — veteran starting CB Charles Woodson and rookie DE Mike Neal — have been been added to the Packers’ lengthy injury list, according to the team’s Thursday injury report.

Packers rookie report

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:36 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents his weekly report on the Packers' 2010 rookie class.

Week Two Packers inactives

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
PFW analyzes the Packers’ inactive players for Week Two and the extent to which any of those players might have come in handy against Buffalo in the team’s home opener.

Packers are equipped to overcome Jolly's exit

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Even though Johnny Jolly was a key cog in the league’s top-ranked run defense, we’re told the Packers are confident they have what it takes to overcome his indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Packers sign second-round DE Neal

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Packers announced the signing of second-round DE Mike Neal, whose role with the team figures to be greater in the wake of DE Johnny Jolly’s season-long suspension.


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.