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James Jones, Mike Neal Not Practicing for Third Straight Day

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James Jones, Mike Neal Not Practicing for Third Straight Day

Things aren't looking positive for James Jones and Mike Neal.


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Sven's picture

I doubt we'll see Jones play on Sunday, but I bet Neal will play. He should rest his body and there are young guys that need to get in practice reps this week to be ready for extended playing time, like Palmer and hopefully some other young OLB that I don't know about yet, but that we really need to step up.

I am much more concerned about our OLB situation, than about any thing else. How will they deal with this? Can Datone Jones play as an OLB as Neal does or is that not ion his skill set? Will they use more heavy fronts? What will happen?

RC Packer Fan's picture

That is my hope. That they are resting Neal so he can play Sunday. I hope he can play. If not, that really hurts us.

I think we will some different things on defense sunday. I think we might see Jones playing OLB some or maybe using a 4-3 line sometimes...

Adam's picture

I don't expect Jones to play this week, so I'm more interested in seeing how Myles White has looked in practice this week. Any news?

RC Packer Fan's picture

I don't expect him to, and honestly I don't want him to play. I don't him risk doing further damage to his knee. We will need him down the road. We can get by 1 game without him.

I am hoping White can step up and make some plays.

Mojo's picture

Agree about J. Jones. Regarding Neal, I won't be surprised if he doesn't play, and then sometime next week the Pack announce he's had some minor shoulder surgery that will keep him out as MM says; "multiple weeks".

Stroh's picture

A PCL which is what Jones has is a pretty minor injury. Players don't usually miss games w/ a PCL injury and if they do its only a game. The role of the PCL is not very important in the knee due to the design of the knee its hardly stressed. Therefore if Jones can tolerate a little pain, he should play. With a PCL injury pain is the only thing that should keep him out.

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Bibbon Hazel's picture

We're down to only one healthy Jones! Hope his ankle is 100%. He's going to see the field alot! Looking forward to it!

Ma Linger's picture

Neal again???? What the heck is it with this guy?
Undersized, injury prone, not tough enough, all of thee above?
My attitude is if your always on the bench your not participating in the team. Can't help of your always hurt.
Lets hope Mathews doesn't end up being a Neal.

Bert's picture

My patience with Starks and Neal has expired. Hope Neal plays Sunday but if he continues to miss time just cut him loose and be done with it. We need guys who are AVAILABLE!! Starks and Neal just don't meet that criteria and take up roster spots.

murphy's picture

I for one am glad you are not the one to make these decisions.

Bert's picture

Me too. But my guess is that if Neal and Starks continue to miss multiple games the guy who does make the decision will make the right decision.

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