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Rookie Season Not So Super For Powerful Neal

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He's a Super Bowl champion but Mike Neal called an injury-plagued rookie campaign a "waste" and one of the "hardest" things he's dealt with during his career. Almost 100 percent healthy, he's expecting much more from himself as the potential replacement for Cullen Jenkins.

Mike Neal called his rookie season "a waste." Even with a Super Bowl championship on his professional resume? "It's a good thing and it's a bad thing," Neal told Packer Report after a lengthy pause following Sunday's Donald Driver Charity Softball Game. "It's more good than anything to be a part of a Super Bowl team and the great players and the fans we have. You couldn't ask for anything more...

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