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Mike Neal and Nick Perry Hold Key to New Look Packers D

I’m guessing this week’s episode of From the Benches will air sometime today.  On that show I explained why moving Clay Matthews to inside linebacker on two fronts.  First of all it takes him off of the edge.  I understand that that might be a pessimistic view, but Matthews was really struggling this year as a run defender.  PFF grades both he and Julius Peppers in the negative...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Making a Case to Re-Sign Mike Neal

Mike Neal hasn’t had a great career with the Green Bay Packers, in fact if a grade were given — it would be an incomplete. The powerful defensive end/linebacker was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft and was viewed by many as the long-term replacement for Cullen Jenkins. Ideally, he would be able to play 3-4 end on run downs, then bump inside and pressure the...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers free agent Mike Neal expects 'to be great' with another year at OLB

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike Neal isn't sure which position he'll play next season or for which team he'll be suiting up. Perhaps the Green Bay Packers will express strong interest in re-signing him, perhaps interest will be stronger elsewhere.  It's an uncertain future for Neal, a free agent whose situation is further complicated by his transition in 2013 to outside...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Trying Mike Neal at Outside Linebacker

If there is one thing Mike Neal has proven he can do for the Green Bay Packers defense, it’s rush the passer. Now, the Packers may be trying to maximize that ability because on the first day of organized team activities, the fourth-year defender from Purdue was moved from his customary defensive end position to outside linebacker. Remembering that it is only OTA’s — the move...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Neal almost ready to return to roster

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike Neal feels like a new man. After serving a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the third-year Packers defensive end is back with the team and ready for a fresh start."Let's put it this way: It's like letting somebody out of jail before they knew he was innocent," Neal said. "...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers' Neal: 'I never took any steroids'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One failed appeal with the NFL hasn't stopped Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal from trying again in an effort to overturn his league-imposed four-game suspension. In fact, Neal is claiming he was not given "a fair chance" the first time.The NFL suspended Neal in March for what it deemed was a violation of the league's policy on performance...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Neal claims he was suspended on technicality

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers defensive end Mike Neal lost his appeal with the NFL in an effort to overturn his four-game suspension but insists he's not guilty of taking a performance-enhancing drug.On March 13, an NFL spokesperson said Neal "has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Packers Neal for four games

GREEN BAY, Wis. The latest setback in the development of oft-injured Packers defensive end Mike Neal is a big one. The NFL has suspended the 6-foot-3, 294-pound Neal for the first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. However, Neal is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Neal not satisfied with his recent play

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It took more than an entire year for Packers defensive end Mike Neal to get back on the field after dealing with a variety of injuries throughout most of his first two seasons in the NFL. Since his return from a knee injury in Week 11, coach Mike McCarthy hasn't expected Neal to be playing at the same level as his teammates. "Mike's just getting...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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