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Steelers' Keanu Neal: Officially signs with Steelers
The Steelers signed Neal (hip) to a two-year contract Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
As expected, Neal will join Pittsburgh in 2023 where he'll pursue his eighth year of professional ball. Across the last two seasons as a member of both the Cowboys and Buccaneers, the 2017 Pro-Bowler has more or less switched off between being a starter as well as a rotational secondary piece. Neal is now in line to compete with Damontae Kazee throughout the offseason for an opportunity to start next to fellow safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.... See More ... See Less
Keanu Neal: Likely moving to Pittsburgh
Neal (hip) is expected to sign with the Steelers, Chris Halicke of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Neal, a 2016 first-round pick and Pro-Bowler, appears as if he'll pursue his eighth campaign in the NFL as a member of the Steelers. The 27-year-old spent the first five years of his career in Atlanta before suiting up for the Cowboys in 2021 and eventually for the Buccaneers in 2022. Across 17 appearances last season, Neal amassed 63 tackles, four passes defensed and one interception.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Won't play against Dallas
Neal (hip) has been ruled inactive prior to Monday's wild-card game against the Cowboys.
Neal sustained a hip injury during the regular-season finale against Atlanta. While he was able to practice in full during each session heading into the playoffs, the 27-year-old won't be able to suit up for this home postseason contest. As a result, Logan Ryan will serve as the Buccaneers' only available safety behind starters Antoine Winfield and Mike Edwards.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Questionable to play vs. Dallas
Neal (hip) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Cowboys.
Neal was a full participant at practice Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so it would be surprising if he was absent from the wild-card round. If active, he'll probably rotate in at safety behind Antoine Winfield and Mike Edwards on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Full participant Thursday
Neal (hip) was a full participant during practice Thursday.
Neal exited with a hip injury during the regular-season finale against Atlanta. It's unclear if the 27-year-old ever returned to this contest, though it doesn't appear this issue will limit him heading into the start of the playoffs. Neal has served a rotational role at safety for the Buccaneers this season, and he'll likely reprise this spot behind Antoine Winfield and Mike Edwards during Monday's wild-card matchup against the Cowboys.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Exits with injury Sunday
Neal (hip) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Neal picked up a hip injury at some point during Sunday's regular-season finale, though the nature and severity of this issue are unclear. With Mike Edwards (hamstring) and Logan Ryan (knee) both already inactive, it's unclear who will step in alongside starting strong safety Antoine Winfield for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Good to go for Week 16
Neal (toe) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Neal was considered questionable due to a toe injury that sidelined him for most of Week 16 prep, but the veteran defensive back will ultimately be active. Antoine Winfield (ankle) and Mike Edwards (hamstring) are also available after being listed as questionable, so Tampa Bay's secondary will be close to full strength.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Questionable with toe injury
Neal is questionable for Sunday's matchup against Arizona due to a toe injury.
Neal didn't practice Wednesday due to the toe injury but logged limited sessions Thursday and Friday. Antoine Winfield (ankle) and Mike Edwards (hamstring) are also questionable, so it's currently unclear who'll start at safety for Tampa Bay on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Solid performance in Week 14
Neal totaled six tackles (three solo), including one for loss, during the Buccaneers' 35-7 loss to the 49ers in Week 14.
Neal finished third on the team in tackles while once again drawing a start in Mike Edwards' (hamstring) second straight absence. Neal has logged between 55 and 74 snaps in five of his last six contests, totaling between five and 10 tackles. Neal would be set for yet another run with the first unit if Edwards remains out for Sunday's interconference home showdown against the Bengals.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Huge pass breakup in win
Neal recorded five solo tackles and a pass defended in Monday's 17-16 win against the Saints.
Neal once again stepped up for injured starting safety Antoine Winfield (concussion). While he only finished with a pedestrian five tackles, the 27-year-old flew in to break up a would-be third-down conversion on a pass to Taysom Hill. The Saints' ensuing punt allowed just enough time for quarterback Tom Brady to lead Tampa Bay's offense on a 63-yard game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. Neal has now logged 51 tackles, a half-sack and two passes defended over his first 12 games with the Buccaneers. He could stand to see prominent usage again if Winfield remains out against San Francisco in Week 14.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Another solid tackle tally
Neal recorded eight tackles (four solo), including a half-sack, and was credited with two quarterback hits overall during the Buccaneers' 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns in Week 12.
Neal once again put together a strong tackle tally, recording the second-highest total for the afternoon on the Buccaneers while playing 80 percent of the snaps. The veteran safety has at least eight tackles in the last three games in which he's played on defense.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Team-high tackle tally
Neal recorded 10 tackles (six solo) in the Buccaneers' 16-13 win over the Rams on Sunday.
The veteran safety drew another start for Antoine Winfield (concussion) and parlayed the opportunity into a team- and season-high tackle total. Neal has 18 total stops over 129 snaps in the last two games while filling Winfield's strong safety role, but he could be back to serving in a rotational capacity if the latter returns as expected for the Week 10 clash against the Seahawks in Munich, Germany.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Eight tackles in Week 8 loss
Neal recorded eight tackles (four solo) during the Buccaneers' 27-22 loss to the Ravens in Week 8.
Neal logged 74 snaps and posted a season-high tackle total in the process. The veteran drew the start for Antoine Winfield with the latter missing the game due to a concussion, so Neal could be back to his rotational role for a Week 9 home showdown against the Rams.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Full workload Week 6
Neal compiled four tackles (three solo) while playing 100 percent of the defensive snaps during the Buccaneers' 20-18 loss to the Steelers in Week 6.
With Mike Edwards (elbow) sidelined, Neal drew the start at free safety and delivered a solid performance while playing alongside the highly active Antoine Winfield in the defensive backfield. With Edwards returning to full practice participation Wednesday, Neal projects to revert to the rotational role he'd been filling prior to Sunday, though Logan Ryan's (foot) ongoing absence should continue to ensure a healthy amount of snaps.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Keanu Neal: Solid tackle tally in Week 4
Neal compiled six tackles (all solo) and was credited with a quarterback hit during the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs in Week 4.
The veteran had played just three snaps on defense all season coming into Sunday night's contest, but he logged 46 versus the Chiefs and made good use of them. Neal's boost in workload came as a result of an early exit for Logan Ryan (foot), and with the latter a non-participant to start the practice week Wednesday, it's possible Neal sees another expanded role in Week 5 against the Falcons.... See More ... See Less
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