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The linebackers who make the Green Bay Packers final 53 could surprise you

The Green Bay Packers have a linebacker problem but I swear it’s a good problem. The Packers currently have 16 linebackers on their roster and only five of them can really be considered ‘a lock’ to make the team. Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal will make the team no matter what; the first three because of their track record (and salary) and Neal because...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Review: Solid Debut For Tretter

The Packers opened the preseason with a 20-16 loss to Tennessee. I focused my attention on four players, and here’s what I saw: JAYRONE ELLIOTT – The undrafted free agent outside linebacker didn’t play much, so I’ll have to wait another week to better gauge his potential. With Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Mike Neal and […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay’s New Look Front Seven

There was talk during the offseason about the Green Bay Packers going for a new body type along their defensive line, and that seems accurate right now. Gone are players like 340-pound Ryan Pickett and 325-pound Johnny Jolly. They have been replaced in the base defense so far in camp by Datone Jones and Mike Daniels, who weigh 285 pounds and 300 pounds respectively. B.J. Raji will...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Injury Update: Nicky Perry, Mike Neal placed on PUP, Letroy Guion to NFI

Announced Friday, DE-LB Mike Neal and OLB Nick Perry will be starting training camp on the active PUP list due to failed pre-camp physicals and although both injuries are undisclosed, we know that they are not serious injuries due to Neal and Perry’s “active” PUP designation. NT Letroy Guion was also put on the Packers’ non-football injury list. According to the Milwaukee...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: 5 things to accomplish in camp

  This is the 12th in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. Here are five major things the Packers will look to accomplish during this year's training camp: 1. Best uses for the "elephant" position There will be a new look for the Green Bay Packers this year under defensive coordinator Dom Capers with the introduction...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: Defensive line

  This is the sixth in a series of 14 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: DEFENSIVE LINE Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Mike Daniels, B.J. Raji, Mike Neal Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Datone Jones, *Josh Boyd, *Khyri Thornton, *Jerel Worthy, *Letroy Guion, Luther Robinson...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 18: Mike Neal

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Tried To Sign Packers OLB Mike Neal In Free Agency

  Packers OLB Mike Neal told the Chicago Tribune that the Bears made a run at him in free agency. “They offered me,” Neal said. “In the long run, their offer, it wasn’t a bad deal. The option for me to come back here was better, in my opinion. I felt like this was a system that if I was kept in the same position, I could flourish in. I thought it would be better to try to...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Packers’ Edge Rushers

Now that the draft has ended and OTAs are set to begin, I wanted to take a closer look at the Packers’ roster position group by position group, and rank each player by importance to the team. Each player will fall into one of the following categories. Impact Player – A potential Pro Bowler who opposing teams need to game plan for. Solid Starter – A player capable of being...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Believe It or Not, Green Bay is Building a Championship Caliber Defense

Packer fans may find this hard to believe and may think I’m full of it — but the Green Bay Packers are building a championship caliber defense and despite struggles in recent years, it’s going to come to fruition in 2014. That may seem like a bold statement to make after the Packers finished 24th in points allowed and 25th in yards allowed last season, wile also forcing just...
Via The Packers Guru
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay’s outside linebacking needs: are there any?

Clay Matthews is the leader of the Packer defense, when he is on the field he commands attention and demands greatness out of himself and his teammates. Julius Peppers and Mike Neal are forces to be reckoned with as well, and the Packers defensive end/outside linebacking corps looks to be a formidable one. However, one thing that has been a theme with Matthews the past few seasons...
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March 31, 2014  |  1 Comment

Packers Annual Checkup: Mike Neal

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. Mike Neal, outside linebacker / defensive end Season stats: 17 games (751 snaps; 66.1 percent of total defensive snaps); 48 tackles, five sacks, 37 quarterback hurries, five...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Were Interested In Packers OLB/DE Mike Neal Before He Re-signed

Outside of losing some of their own unrestricted free agents and scheduling visits with a few others from other teams, it wasn't a very busy day-three of free agency for the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an interesting report Thursday night concerning a free agent defensive end/linebacker that the Steelers missed out on. According...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Neal Adds Depth, Versatility to Packers Pass Rush

The Green Bay Packers don’t normally participate in the first couple of days during the NFL Free Agony Frenzy, but when they do, it’s to re-sign their own players. Yesterday, the Packers did just that re-signing versatile defensive end/outside linebacker to a new two-year contract. At this time, the terms of deal have not been disclosed but regardless, this was a huge re-signing...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Neal Adds Depth, Versatility to Packers Pass Rush

The Green Bay Packers don’t normally participate in the first couple of days during the NFL Free Agony Frenzy, but when they do, it’s to re-sign their own players. Yesterday, the Packers did just that re-signing versatile defensive end/outside linebacker to a new two-year contract. At this time, the terms of deal have not been disclosed but regardless, this was a huge re-signing...
Via The Packers Guru
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Neal inks a deal to stay in Green Bay

Mike Neal has apparently signed a contract that will keep him in Green Bay for two more years. Neal took to Twitter, along with Johnny Jolly, to announce the good news to Packer fans. “@JJolly97: Congrats bro u deserve itRT @mneal96: Hi Green Bay!!! I'll enjoy your winters for two more years!!” Thanks big bruh! — Michael Neal (@mneal96) March 12, 2014 Mike Neal showed promise...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Neal indicates he's staying with Packers

On Monday, Packers linebacker Mike Neal welcomed a new baby girl into the world. Two days later, he appeared to know where his daughter and family would call home for the next couple of years. On Wednesday afternoon, almost 26 hours after the start of NFL free agency, Neal tweeted, "Hi Green Bay!!! I'll enjoy your winters for two more years!!" The announcement on Twitter...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Neal reports Mike Neal is staying in Green Bay for two years

The Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears were interested, but apparently Mike Neal is staying put in Green Bay. The free agent outside linebacker reported himself on Twitter that he'd be re-signing with the Packers. He tweeted, "Hi Green Bay!!! I'll enjoy your winters for two more years!!" Neal was one of the more intriguing DE/OLB options on the market for teams...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Re-Sign Versatile DE/OLB Mike Neal

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed versatile DE/OLB Mike Neal to a two-year contract. Hi Green Bay!!! I’ll enjoy your winters for two more years!! — Michael Neal (@mneal96) March 12, 2014 Neal was being courted by several teams, most notably the Arizona Cardinals, but opted to stay in Green Bay. The soon-to-be 27-year-old can play outside linebacker, defensive end and rush...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Green Bay Packers Re-Sign DE/OLB Mike Neal

According to his Twitter feed, defensive end/linebacker Mike Neal has signed a new two-year contract with the Green Bay Packers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Neal had his most productive season in 2013, but that was mainly due to the fact he was finally able to remain healthy for a full season.  Neal had 47 combined tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and one interception...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Keep Mike Neal for Two More Years

Sometimes we have to rely on the great reporters such as ESPN’s Adam Schefter to break news but now with the twitter verse in full swing during the free agent frenzy, sometimes we hear it from a source even better than Schefter, the players themselves. Apparently, the Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement to keep free agent defensive lineman/outside linebacker Mike Neal in...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Re-Sign OLB Mike Neal

Packers OLB Mike Neal announced via his Twitter account that he has re-signed with Green Bay. Hi Green Bay!!! I’ll enjoy your winters for two more years!! — Michael Neal (@mneal96) March 12, 2014 The Arizona Cardinals reportedly had a lot of interest in Neal and the Chicago Bears also came up as a potential option for Neal. However, he elects to return for another year. This...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pack, Neal Better Off Apart

The Packers would like to re-sign Mike Neal. That comes as no surprise since general manager Ted Thompson likes to re-sign everyone. But in reality – much like Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts – this union just doesn’t make sense. The team would be paying a lot of money for an injury waiting to happen […]
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Neal will mull over Packers offer as he tests the market

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers linebacker Mike Neal will test the free agent market after receiving an offer from Green Bay. Source updated on OLB Mike Neal talks said Packers made meaningful offer but not enough to keep Neal from testing market. — Pete...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 07, 2014  |  2 Comments

Report: Packers Make Mike Neal A “Meaningful Offer” But He’ll Test Free Agency

Pete Dougherty reports that the Green Bay Packers have made free agent OLB Mike Neal a “meaningful offer,” but it apparently wasn’t enough to persuade him from testing the free agent market. Multiple reports have mentioned that the Cardinals are expected to target Neal in free agency, so there is a chance that his agent believes he could be in line for a decent market in the...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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