Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal (96) played in just two games of his rookie season before a shoulder injury forced him onto injured reserve.
The 2010 season and a win in Super Bowl XLV was supposed to be the pinnacle of achievement for everyone on the Packers' roster.
It wasn't for defensive end Mike Neal.
The 2010 second-round draft pick played in just two games after missing the first three with an abdominal strain then the final 11 plus the postseason with a shoulder injury. Neal missed a total of five games, all during his redshirt freshman year, at Purdue because of injury. ...