• Packers activate Mike Neal, cut Phillip Merling

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 6, 2012
    And Phillip Merling is on the way out. The Packers confirmed today that they have activated Neal from the reserve/suspended list to the 53-man roster, and to make room for Neal on the roster they’ve cut Merling. The Dolphins selected Merling with the first pick of the second round of the 2008 NFL draft, but he was a disappointment, with just 3.5 sacks in four seasons. Neal has played in nine games in two seasons since the Packers took him in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft and hasn’t been much of a factor. The Green Bay Packers have activated defensive end Mike Neal, who was suspended for the first four weeks of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He'd been prescribed the drug, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, by a doctor and didn't realize it was on the NFL's banned substance list. The Green Bay Packers have activated defensive end Mike Neal, who was suspended for the first four weeks of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He'd been prescribed the drug, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, by a doctor and didn't realize it was on the NFL's banned substance list.
  • DE Neal rejoins Packers after 4-game suspension

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have activated defensive end Mike Neal, who was suspended for the first four weeks of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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