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Will Mike Neal Always Be A Few Weeks Away?

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The skeptic in me just doesn't believe any update I read about Green Bay Packers DE Mike Neal. From the Press-Gazette:

The Packers appear optimistic that defensive end Mike Neal will return to the practice field as soon as next week and be ready to play in a few weeks thereafter.

So he might play again in December? In other news, Eagles DE Cullen Jenkins has played in all seven games and has five sacks. The Packers aren't going to hit a home run on every personnel move, but this one does bug me.

The timeline on his injury started with "It's nothing" in August, to knee surgery in September, to "a few weeks thereafter" in November. I hope he gets better and has an outstanding career, but he's given the Packers nothing except injury problems since he was drafted in 2010.