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Packers re-sign Neal

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by captainWIMM, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    2-years, $8M w/ $2.5M signing bonus

    It could be good (if he plays and produces) or bad (if he continues to get injured). Nothing exciting.
     
  2. Ace

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    Low risk potentially solid reward on this one. Jason Wilde is bullish on Neal and thinks he has found a home at OLB. Time will tell
     
  3. AmishMafia

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    Perry and Raji are two different situations. Perry is young and learning, he has everything to prove at this point. Raji was an impact player in his 2nd year. He often dominated whatever the offensive line threw at him. Now, not so much. Whatever is the issue, it has nothing to do with talent or understanding. It is either injury or lack of motivation.
     
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  4. AmishMafia

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    Seems higher than I expected.
     
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  5. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    When did you ever think Mike Neal and BJ Raji would be offered the same base salary ($4M)?
     
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  6. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    According to rotoworld:
    It's higher than I expected too. Neal gets $4.5M to $4.8M this season. If he doesn't work out, they can release him before the March 2015 bonus is due and incur a $1.25M cap hit.

    In one story on Neal I read he was second on the team last year with 30 pressures and rotoworld reports he led the team with 37. That's why there was some interest in him and why he got paid. I expect he'll spend some time as an interior rusher as well as OLB. I hope both he and Matthews are moved around quite a bit this season.
     
  7. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    Higher than I expected, but then I expected it to be higher than I expected. :tdown:

    I am actually happy to have Neal back. If the Packers are not going to shake things up on D with some proven "instant starter" additions, then they need to ensure that they don't lose what they got. Neal did ok last year. He has low odds of a Pro Bowl-level season, but one can say this about the entire defensive unit (except for Clay).
     
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  8. rodell330

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    Hooray! The defense just got better with nick Perry sr back in the fold. Now let's see who can guess how many games he will miss! I'll go with 5.
     
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  9. captainWIMM

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    If those numbers are correct he would have a cap hit of $3.55 million in 2014 and $4.05 million in 2015. I think somehow there are $400K missing though.
     
  10. Einstein McFly

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    Walden got 4mil a year for four years, and I think Neal brings more to the dance all day. We got the same price as Walden with way less risk. Good for us.
     
  11. MrE

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    So is the contract 2 years and 8 million total with 2.5 included or in addition to that. The way this has been worded is quite confusing.


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  12. captainWIMM

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    The $2.5 million signing bonus is included in the total of $8 million.
     
  13. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    still WAY to much cash for him. Kinda like paying brad jones to much, seems to mirror him somewhat.
     
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  14. MrE

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    Seems a bit high, but it could also be a bargain. Neal's game really evolved this year, and he was reasonably healthy. Both parties have renewed confidence (packers brass and Neal himself). I wouldn't be surprise to see two solid average to above average years for him. Welcome back!


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