Neal has yet to agree to meet with the league regarding allegations linking him to performance-enhancing drugs, Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com reports.
James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have all agreed to be interviewed, so it appears Neal is the only player yet to fall into the demands of league officials. Neal hasn't signed with a team after becoming a free agent at the start of the offseason, which means the lingering suspension talk could potentially restrict the amount of suitors looking at bringing him aboard for the 2016 campaign.
Neal, James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they don't agree to be interviewed by the league about allegations linking the players to performance-enhancing drugs in the Al Jazeera America documentary The Dark Side, USA Today reports.
The NFL Players Association has said the players submitted affidavits to the league about the allegations, but the league wants to interview the players in person. Neal is a free agent and the lingering issue of a possible suspension may limit his ability to sign with a team.
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.
Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal could be cleared to practice as soon as Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Neal is on the physically-unable-to-perform list while recovering from a core muscle injury. He's scheduled to be examined Tuesday, and if all goes well, he should be back on the field one day later. The linebacker reported to camp at 263 pounds after playing last season at 275 pounds.
Free agent defensive end Mike Neal tweeted that he's re-signing with the Packers for two years. It's a significant move for Green Bay, as Neal led the team with 37 quarterback hurries last season.
Neal has 9.5 sacks over the past two years despite not being a full-time starter.
Free agent defensive end Mike Neal "could be in play" for the Bears, reports the Chicago Tribune. Neal started 10 games for the Packers last season and finished with 47 tackles, five sacks, an interception and a forced fumble.
Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal dropped 30 pounds last offseason as he transitioned from the defensive line. If the impending free agent re-signs with Green Bay, his first preference, he plans to drop another 10 pounds and play the 2014 season at about 265 pounds, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
"You think about people making transitions, and to make it in as short a period as I did and to be as successful as I was, if I play another year I wouldn't expect anything less than to be great," said Neal, who had 47 tackles, an interception and five sacks.
"I had a lot of success," he added. "I didn't have as many sacks as I wanted, but just the last eight games the way I played, I can build on that if I end up playing outside linebacker wherever I go.
"I was always a rush defensive tackle in this system. I was fine with that; that's what I did good. I lost the weight and played outside linebacker. I'm good with that, too. I can play multiple positions and I look forward to it."
Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal was carted off the field Sunday, but his knee injury is not serious, reports NFL Network. Neal, 26, is an impending free agent who had five sacks, an interception and a forced fumble this season.
Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal suffered a knee injury in the first quarter against San Francisco. He made one tackle before leaving.
All the Packers who were listed as probable are active for the game against the 49ers, including linebackers Brad Jones (ankle) and Nick Perry (foot), defensive end Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (knee).
Packers LB Brad Jones, DE Mike Neal, LB Nick Perry and Ryan Pickett have been ruled probable for the team's first playoff game.
Jones is dealing with an ankle injury. Neal and Perry sat out of practice Friday, but it was likely a day of rest for both players. Pickett has a knee issue.
Packers LB Clay Matthews DE Mike Neal and LB Nick Perry were unable to practice Friday.
It shouldn't come as a surprise for Matthews. He's already been ruled out with a thumb injury. Both Neal and Perry were able to practice Thursday, so there's a chance they are both getting a day off.
The following players on Green Bay's injury report were ruled active for Sunday's regular season finale against the Bears: running back Eddie Lacy, tight end Andrew Quarless (ankle), tight end Jake Stoneburner (illness), tight end Ryan Taylor (illness), linebacker Nick Perry (foot), defensive lineman Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett (knee).
Packers DE Mike Neal, LB Nick Perry, DT Ryan Pickett, TE Andrew Quarless and TE Ryan Taylor are probable Week 17.
Ryan is dealing with an illness, and did not practice Thursday. The other four players were able to put in limited practice Thursday.
The Packers have listed LB Brad Jones, DE Mike Neal, LB Nick Perry and DT Ryan Pickett as probable Week 16 against the Steelers.
Pickett has practiced on a limited basis all week. Jones, Neal and Perry did not practice until Friday, and were limited.
Packers OL Evan Dietrich-Smith, LB Brad Jones, LB Jamari Lattimore, LB Mike Neal and LB Nick Perry are probable Week 15 against the Cowboys.
Only Dietrich-Smith and Jones were able to put in a full practice Friday. The other three players were limited.