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Seattle Seahawks

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June 9, 2021 12:56 AM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Inks ERFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal signed his tender with the Seahawks on Tuesday, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.

Seattle tendered the 25-year-old as an exclusive rights free agent back in March, and he's now officially under contract for 2021. Neal opened last season on the practice squad but ended up appearing in 13 games and posting 44 tackles (33 solo) and two interceptions while splitting snaps between defense and special teams.

March 13, 2021 05:28 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Earns ERFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks gave an exclusive-rights free agent tender to Neal on Saturday, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.

Neal began 2020 on the practice squad but received a promotion to the active roster after Jamal Adams (shoulder) suffered an injury. The 25-year-old Neal capitalized on the situation, recording 28 tackles and an interception over his first four NFL starts. A hard-hitting safety, Neal is dependable in special-teams coverage and can slot into a situational role on defense since Adams will still be around for the 2021 season.

January 16, 2021 01:40 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Impresses in spot starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal recorded 44 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions over 13 games (four starts) in 2020.

Neal started the year on the practice squad but was promoted in Week 3 and wasn't demoted again. The 25-year-old made four starts at safety when Jamal Adams was out, registering 28 tackles and an interception in that stretch. When Adams returned, Neal carved out a role on special teams, finishing third on the team with eight special-teams tackles. The hard-hitting safety will be an exclusive-rights free agent in March. He's expected to stick with the team in 2021, and he could take on a larger role with Adams possibly moving on.

December 17, 2020 09:24 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hip) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Neal was forced to miss last week's win over the Jets due to the hip issue he suffered just a week earlier. As evidenced by this news, Neal escaped with nothing more than a bruised hip, and he's on track to return for Week 15. Now healthy, expect Neal to return to his depth secondary role, seeing most of his snaps on special teams.

December 13, 2020 05:36 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Sitting down Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hip) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Jets.

Neal suffered a hip bruise during last Sunday's loss to the Giants, and he remained unable to participate in practice throughout the week. With the 24-year-old ruled out, safety depth will be depleted behind Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs for a matchup against New York's 31st-ranked pass offense.

December 7, 2020 04:32 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Injury not too serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Neal suffered a bad hip bruise in Sunday's 17-12 loss to the Giants, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Neal's MRI didn't show anything serious, and Carroll elaborated that the safety "has a chance to be okay." His practice capacity Wednesday will reveal more about his chances to play next week against the Jets. Neal's defensive role has basically been eliminated with Jamal Adams healthy, but he's still finding ways to contribute, as he blocked a punt that led to a safety on Sunday.

December 6, 2020 06:36 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Questionable to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hip) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Giants, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Given that Neal was carted to the locker room for X-rays, his chances of returning Sunday don't seem too strong. The Seahawks will hope that the special-teams ace has avoided a serious injury.

November 6, 2020 09:00 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hip) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Bills, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Neal has been banged up this year, but he'll play through it once again. His role will diminish in Week 9 with Jamal Adams returning from a groin injury, and it'll be interesting to see how he's used moving forward. The 25-year-old was dependable as the starting strong safety with Adams out, as he piled up 32 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions through five games. The Seahawks could use help at slot corner because Ugo Amadi (hamstring) is out, although he'd need to beat out D.J. Reed for that role.

November 5, 2020 10:40 AM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Dealing with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Neal dealt with a hamstring injury last week but was active against the 49ers and played every snap, recording five tackles (three solo). The former undrafted free agent has been entrusted by the Seahawks to start at strong safety in place of All-Pro Jamal Adams (groin) over the last four games, but Adams is on track to return Sunday against the Bills. Neal will still have a role to some degree, and he could carve out a niche as the slot corner until Ugo Amadi (hamstring) returns to action.

November 1, 2020 03:24 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Good to go Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

The 24-year-old was added to the injury report Thursday and receive the questionable tag, but he's ready to go for Sunday's divisional matchup. Jamal Adams (groin/illness) is unavailable once again, so Neal will receive another start at strong safety.

October 31, 2020 02:28 AM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Deemed questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Neal popped up on the injury report Thursday but didn't miss a practice, although he only handled limited reps. Coach Pete Carroll essentially cleared Neal to play Friday, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, but his official status won't be revealed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Jamal Adams (groin/illness) is a true game-time decision, and Neal is expected to start at strong safety if Adams sits out again. Neal's a sneaky IDP play, as he's racked up 27 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions through four contests.

October 26, 2020 06:20 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Racks up nine stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal made nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Cardinals.

An undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois, Neal suited up just four games and didn't play a defensive snap over his first two seasons in the league. He's leaving no doubt about his abilities this year, however, as he's started the last three games at strong safety while Jamal Adams (groin) has been sidelined. Neal has been dynamic in the process, generating 27 tackles (23 solo), four pass breakups and two interceptions. Adams could return to the lineup this Sunday against the 49ers and would immediately retake the starting job, but Neal should maintain a role on Seattle's defense moving forward.

October 25, 2020 11:48 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Quickly passes concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (concussion) was able to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Neal was evaluated for a concussion, but he evidently wasn't exhibiting any symptoms, as he passed the concussion protocol and returned to make a key tackle in the final minute.

October 25, 2020 11:44 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Being evaluated for concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal left Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Damarious Randall is in at strong safety in Neal's absence. With the game in its final minutes, Neal will need to quickly pass the concussion protocol to return.

October 4, 2020 12:08 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Slated to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal is expected to start at safety Sunday versus the Dolphins, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

With both Jamal Adams (groin) and Lano Hill (back) inactive, Neal is on track to make his first NFL start since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018. The Southern Illinois product was elevated from the practice squad in Week 3 and logged 29 defensive snaps, recording four solo tackles, a pass breakup and a game-clinching interception.

September 27, 2020 02:08 AM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Rises to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks elevated Neal to the active roster Saturday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The Seahawks lost safety Marquise Blair (torn ACL) for the year in the Week 2 win over the Patriots, and with CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) questionable, Neal will add depth during this Sunday's game against the Cowboys. If Dunbar suits up, Neal will likely stick to special teams.

April 21, 2020 07:24 AM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Staying in Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal has signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Seahawks, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Neal suited up for just three games with the Seahawks last year but was primarily a practice squad member. He will look to make an impression this offseason in an attempt to spend more time on the active roster and help provide depth in the secondary.

December 11, 2019 07:36 PM
Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Joins Seahawks' active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Seattle signed Neal to its active roster Wednesday.

Neal joins the Seahawks' active roster as insurance to help offset the injury to Neiko Thorpe (hernia). Thorpe will miss the remainder of the 2019 season. Neal should slot into a special teams role but isn't expected to make huge waves from a fantasy standpoint.

November 28, 2018 09:52 PM
Falcons' Ryan Neal: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was activated off the practice squad Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Neal was originally signed to Atlanta's practice squad in August. The 22-year-old had a long road to get a spot on the active roster coming into the season, but the slew of injuries in Atlanta's secondary helped him earn a spot.

August 11, 2018 09:08 PM
Falcons' Ryan Neal: Signs with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal signed a contract with the Falcons on Saturday.

Neal was released by the Eagles with an undisclosed injury Monday. The undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois has a long road if he is to crack the Falcons' 53-man roster.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/27vs DALW 38-3120201100
Sun 10/04@ MIAW 31-2351601200
Sun 10/11vs MINW 27-2662800100
Sun 10/25@ ARIL 34-3781900000
Sun 11/01vs SFW 37-2732500000
Sun 11/08@ BUFL 34-4410100000
Sun 11/15@ LARL 16-2300000000
Thu 11/19vs ARIW 28-2100000000
Mon 11/30@ PHIW 23-1700000000
Sun 12/06vs NYGL 12-1700000101
Sun 12/13@ SEAL 3-4000000000
Sun 12/20@ WASW 20-1510100000
Sun 12/27vs LARW 20-900000000
Sun 01/03@ SFW 26-2331400000
Sat 01/09vs LARL 20-3000000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021SEA00000000000
2020SEA134443311021105
2019SEA30110000000
2018ATL10000000000
Total17445 34.011 021105
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/200
Birthdate:
12/24/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Hammond, IN
School:
Southern Illinois
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: