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Packers Daily Links: Neal to Spend Suspension in Tampa

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Packers Daily Links: Neal to Spend Suspension in Tampa

Defensive lineman Mike Neal will spend his time during his suspension in Tampa, according to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Neal's suspension begins on Monday, and he cannot be around the team for the first four games of the regular season. "If you look at the next four weeks, that’s like having another offseason,” Neal told the Press-Gazette. “That’s basically the time we have from OTAs to training camp. I’m looking at it like that and just being smart and making sure I get in good workouts and not over do it.” Thursday's preseason game will be the last time Neal sees any action for a while, but there's a good chance the Packers will welcome him back when his suspension is over.

Quarterback Graham Harrell enters Thursday's preseason finale with his job on the line. "Harrell enters the finale having completed just 32 of 63 passes for 261 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a passer rating of 53.7," according to an article by the Associated Press. "The offensive line has been shaky in protecting him (five sacks) and the young wide receivers haven't helped, either. Last week, Harrell completed just 5 of 12 passes for 26 yards (49.3 rating) in the Packers' 27-13 victory at Cincinnati." This evening is Harrell's final opportunity to make an impression. If he plays poorly, there's a chance that the Packers could go about acquiring a veteran backup to Aaron Rodgers, even though I don't think that's likely to happen.

More on Graham Harrell appears at Packer Plus and ESPNMilwaukee.com.

For all the gamers out there, the Packers are on top of the video game world. "With Tuesday’s release of Madden 13 – the highly-successful football wing of EA Sports – the Packers and Patriots were revealed as the cream of the crop entering the upcoming NFL season with each clocking in with 91 overall ratings," writes Wes Hodkiewicz of the Press-Gazette. Aaron Rodgers had the single highest player rating with a 99, followed by guard Josh Sitton with a 95.

Previews of Thursday's final preseason game come from the Journal Sentinel, Press-Gazette, Packers official website, Fox 11, ESPNMilwaukee.com and JSOnline.

The Journal Sentinel has features on rookie defensive linemen Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels, linebacker Dezman Moses, defensive lineman C.J. Wilson and former Packer Hank Bruder.

Other articles at the Journal Sentinel are on the Packers secondary and five training camp stars.

The Press-Gazette has items on quarterback B.J. Coleman, offensive lineman Don Barclay and wide receiver Donald Driver.

Fox Sports Wisconsin has articles on Tramon Williams and a 53-man roster prediction.

Blog posts at JSOnline include the podcast from Ty Dunne and Bob McGinn, a piece on Jarrett Boykin and a video from training camp.

Roster predictions at AllGreenBayPackers.com come from Kris Burke and Thomas Hobbes.

Packer Report has their bubble series on the running backs, receivers, safeties, defensive line and offensive line as well as a look ahead to Kickoff Weekend.

The Packers will recognize USA Football at Thursday's preseason game.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation warns about travel to Thursday's game.

Aaron Rodgers tops the quarterback power rankings at the NFL.com's Around the League.

The Packer Ranter talks fantasy football.

Video: From Fox 11, tickets are available for tonight's game...

Brian Carriveau is the editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

ESPN The Mag has the Pack going 19-0.... Sounds about right. That's all.

GBP 4 LIFE

jessayin's picture

Harrell's job is "on the line" even though the team backs him 100%, and even though Carriveau himself doesn't think any changes will be made?

Umm, ok. If I want to read commentary from people analyzing stuff they make up, I can always turn on ESPN.

packeraaron's picture

Harrell's job was certainly on the line prior to tonight's game.

dkmanty's picture

Neal did look good tonight! Hope that continues when he returns!

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