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Gameday Notebook: Neal Replaces Jenkins

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The Packers gambled on Mike Neal in 2011 and finally are cashing in their rewards in 2012. Plus, perspective on Peterson, Rodgers vs. the rush, a big mismatch and 17 other gems in our 21-point, 3,000-word preview that we guarantee is the biggest and best anywhere.

Cullen Jenkins helped the Green Bay Packers win a Super Bowl in 2010. Jenkins was a free agent following that season. In part because of age, injury history and money — but also because of 2010 second-round pick Mike Neal — the Packers took a calculated gamble and let Jenkins sign with Philadelphia. The Packers lost that bet. Neal injured a knee during a noncontact drill in training camp and was...

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