Entering his fourth season, Neal said his recovery has been smooth. Neal said he's not hesitant to plant his feet or run. He had a great support system, he said, adding that his coaches and teammates checked in on him often to make sure he was in a good place. In the first two practices of training camp, he has participated in drills and took reps with the first-team defense.
“So far, I feel good,” Neal said. “I’m excited to be back out there with the guys. I’m running around and playing. I’m just taking it day by day, and we’ll go from there.”
Neal hopes to pick back up where he left off. In 2017, he was named to the Pro Bowl after amassing 113 tackles and four forced fumbles. In total for his career, he has 220 tackles (154 solo) and eight forced fumbles.