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Packers re-sign LB/DE Neal, TE Quarless

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The Green Bay Packers re-signed linebacker/defensive end Mike Neal and tight end Andrew Quarless, the team announced Thursday.

Neal, who tweeted that his deal is for two years, posted career highs in several categories in 2013, appearing in all 16 games with 10 starts and recording 61 tackles (39 solo) and five sacks. He added the first interception of his career and a forced fumble.

Drafted by the Packers in the second round (No. 56 overall) in 2010 out of Purdue, Neal has played in 36 games during his career with 11 starts and has posted 89 tackles (54 solo), 10.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. He ranks No. 2 on the team with 9.5 sacks over the last two seasons.

Quarless recorded career highs in several categories this past season after missing the entire 2012 campaign due to a knee injury. He played in all 16 games in 2013 with 10 starts and caught 32 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

Selected by Green Bay in the fifth round in 2010 out of Penn State, Quarless has appeared in 39 games with 15 starts during his career and has caught 56 passes for 586 yards and three touchdowns.
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