GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers signed second-round draft pick Mike Neal on Monday, leaving first-rounder Bryan Bulaga as the team's only 2010 selection without a contract.
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Terms of Neal's deal weren't disclosed.
Neal is a defensive end who played four years at Purdue. He started 23 games and appeared in 46 overall, making 99 tackles including 13 sacks.
Neal will have a chance at extensive playing time in a rotation that includes Cullen Jenkins, Ryan Pickett and B.J. Raji after the NFL suspended Johnny Jollyfor the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Neal announced his signing earlier in the day on Twitter and encouraged Bulaga to complete his negotiations as well.
Players report Friday for training camp and practice for the first time Saturday.
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