GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Defensive end-linebacker Mike Neal apparently is returning to the Packers.
A posting Wednesday evening on the Twitter account of the unrestricted free agent said “Hi Green Bay!!! I’ll enjoy your winters for two more years!!”
Messaged left by The Associated Press for Neal’s agent were not immediately answered.
Neal on Twitter later received congratulations from Johnny Jolly, himself an unrestricted free agent who played last year in Green Bay.
In his fourth year out of Purdue, Neal last season played more linebacker and rushed from the outside in the Packers’ 3-4 scheme. It turned out to be an important move with Clay Matthews and Nick Perry missing time due to injuries.
Neal had five sacks in 16 games and 10 starts last season, all career highs.