When reports started to surface about the Chicago Bears having an interest
in Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal, it didn’t take long to find out just where Green Bay stood.
The Packers didn’t sign any outside free agents on day 2 of free agency, but they did resign Neal, giving him a two-year deal. Neal set a career high with five quarterback sacks last season, while spending much of his time at outside linebacker. The Packers would like to see him spend more time at defensive end this season.
2013 was somewhat of a breakout year for Neal, who had been plagued by injuries and a suspension in his first three seasons.
The Packers did lose free agent safety M.D. Jennings after deciding not to offer him a tender. He signed a 1-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
The Packers will reportedly bring in former Badger and Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels for a visit soon. Daniels ranks second in Texan’s history with 385 receptions for more than 4,600 yards. He played in just five games last season, suffering a broken fibula in October.