PFanCan, I don’t think Thompson will cut Neal because of the PED situation because he didn't cut Jolly for more than two years after learning the details of his arrest. At least Neal was cheating to get back on the field, I don’t think that argument works regarding Jolly and purple drank. IMO there was much more reason to cut Jolly than there is to cut Neal. The philosophy of releasing players a year early rather than a year late applies to players at the end of their careers and goes to Thompson's bias towards youth. The only valid reason IMO to cut Neal would be to free up the roster spot for another player. While that is a valid reason I agree with AmishMafia: Neal's potential is worth the cost of a roster spot and the small amount of salary (by NFL standards) he's due. They already paid him a lot of money, paying a little more to see if he can get healthy is well worth the risk IMO. BTW, I believe the NFLPA encourages every player who tests positive to appeal so I don't think his appeal has any special significance.