Packers linebacker Mike Neal has been removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday and can begin practicing with the team, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Neal underwent hernia surgery during the offseason, which caused him to miss the beginning of training camp, but he said the injury has healed. "I wanted to practice the first day we had practice, but the timetable was set by Dr. and [general manager] Ted [Thompson]," he said. "It was just one of those things that they wanted to go through and watch me and see how it felt. We just made a decision in the morning we'd go with it. There was no need to hold out any longer. I'd been out for a while. So it was time to get back out there."
The Packers announced they have placed four players on their Physically Unable to Perform (PUP)/non-football injury list, including second-round pick Quinten Rollins, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rollins, a cornerback taken with the 62nd pick, is on the non-football injury list, meaning his injury occurred outside of team activities. The other players on the PUP list are receiver Ricky Collins, running back John Crockett and linebacker Mike Neal.
Packers cornerback Davon House will miss Sunday's game against the Lions with a shoulder injury. It will be House's third straight game out because of the injury. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf), guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) and linebackers Clay Matthews (biceps) and Mike Neal (abdomen) are all listed as probable. Lang, Sitton, Matthews and Neal were all listed as probable on the injury report for Week 16 as well. The Packers are currently 7 1/2-point favorites against Detroit Sunday.
The Packers enter Week 16 against Tampa Bay relatively healthy, with six of the eight players on its final injury report deemed probable. Those included running back Eddie Lacy (eye), guard T.J. Lang (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (biceps), linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen), linebacker Nick Perry (shoulder) and Josh Sitton guard (toe). Tackle Bryan Bulaga (concussion) was labeled as questionable, while cornerback Davon House (shoulder) was ruled out.
Packers linebackers Clay Matthews (groin), Mike Neal (hip) and Brad Jones (quadriceps) have been ruled active for Thursday night's Week 5 showdown against Minnesota, per the team's official website. However, Jamari Lattimore has been named the starter ahead of Jones, who missed the previous three games with a quadriceps injury.