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27 yrs


6'3'' / 200 lbs


Southern Illinois


Joining Tampa Bay

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-04

Neal and the Buccaneers agreed to terms on a one-year deal Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Neal will sign with Tampa Bay after spending the past four seasons in Seattle. The 27-year-old logged 66 tackles (45 solo), a sack and an interception last season while playing in 14 games. Neal will now look to provide solid depth behind Antoine Winfield and might even have an opportunity to compete for a starting role as the Buccaneers currently lack depth in the secondary.

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Becomes free agent

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-31

The Seahawks have withdrawn the contract tender they had previously extended to Neal as a restricted free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

As a result, the 27-year-old becomes an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any NFL team. In 14 games with the Seahawks last season, Neal recorded 66 tackles and a pick. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder shouldn't have much trouble catching on with another squad looking to add safety depth ahead of next month's draft.

Gets tender from Seahawks

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-14

The Seahawks have extended a right of first refusal tender to restricted free agent Neal, ESPN's Brady Henderson reports.

Should he sign it, the tender will pay Neal more than $2.6 million. With Jamal Adams suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 1 last year, Neal played an expanded role on the back of the Seattle defense next to Quandre Diggs. Neal was in on a career-high 73 percent of the snaps and recorded one interception.

Sheds injury designation

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-12

Neal (knee) is not on the team's Thursday injury report for Saturday's game against the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Neal hasn't played since Week 15 with the injury, and his return should bolster the team's secondary for the wild-card round. Coach Pete Carroll also said that Neal is "back and ready to go," as reported by Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle, which is confirmed by his lack of a designation on the team's final injury report of the week.

Limited at practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Neal (knee) logged a limited practice session Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Neal missed the final three games of the regular season due to a knee issue that first popped up Week 13 versus the Rams. He didn't practice at all between Week 16 and 18, so the fact that he was listed as limited during Tuesday's walkthrough and again for Wednesday's practice session at least gives him a chance of returning for Saturday's wild-card contest against San Francisco. Neal's ability to play would be a huge boost for the Seahawks against the 49ers' explosive offense, and if the fifth-year safety does indeed take the field, Johnathan Abram would likely see a reduced role in Seattle's secondary.

Won't play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Neal (knee) has been ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rams.

Neal will finish the 2022 regular season with three consecutive absences due to a lingering knee injury. With Seattle in need of a Week 18 win over the Rams as well as a Packers loss to Detroit in order to make the playoffs, the 27-year-old could have to wait until the 2023 campaign before he suits up again. In his stead, Johnathan Abram figures to step in as the Seahawks' starting strong safety Sunday.

Questionable for Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Neal (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Lions.

Neal has been dealing with a knee issue since Week 13, leaving him sidelined for the Seahawks' last two games. He also did not manage to practice in any capacity during Week 18 prep, and Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the 27-year-old is still unlikely to play despite being officially labeled as questionable, according to Brady Henderson of As a result, it's likely Johnathan Abram, who played every defensive snap in place of Neal during Week 17, will continue to handle starting strong safety duties in the regular-season finale.

Won't suit up versus Jets

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Neal (knee) is inactive ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets.

Neal will miss his second game in a row while dealing with a lingering knee issue. He'll now look to work his way back to practice ahead of the Seahawks' regular-season finale against the Rams. With Neal out, expect Teez Tabor and Johnathan Abram to split snaps at strong safety Week 17.

Questionable for Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-30

Neal (knee) is considered questionable to play in Sunday's game versus the Jets, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.

Neal has battled some knee soreness following the Week 14 win over the Rams, leaving him sidelined for the first time this season during Saturday's loss to the Chiefs. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said that the 27-year-old safety is now considered a game-time decision despite failing to practice during Week 17 prep, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. Should Neal remain sidelined Sunday, expect Teez Tabor and Johnathan Abram to split snaps at strong safety for the second week in a row.