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World's Best Preview: Neal Plays Through Pain

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Injuries derailed the start of Mike Neal's career. This year, Neal has been productive while barely practicing for the last several weeks. Plus, Tramon Williams' yoga party, big matchups against DeMarcus Ware and Jason Witten, and much, much more in a 3,800-word preview overflowing with information you can't find anywhere else.

Injuries aren't anything new for Mike Neal. Neal, the Green Bay Packers' second-round pick in 2010, had played in 23 of a possible 55 games over his first three seasons. When the Packers decided to feature Neal as a hybrid defensive lineman/outside linebacker, it seemed akin to putting too many eggs into a tissue-paper basket. Neal's battled injuries throughout the second half of this season... Recommended Stories

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