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Lorenzo Neal | Running Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (43) / 12/27/1970
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 255
College: Fresno State
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Free agent FB Lorenzo Neal has been in discussions with Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
He's also talking with Jets head coach Rex Ryan, but no deal is believed to be imminent. Neal probably won't be signed until Week 2, when his salary would no longer be guaranteed for the rest of the season. Mon, Sep 7, 2009 10:50:00 AM

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The Jets and Ravens are reportedly interested in free agent FB Lorenzo Neal.

At 38, Neal is going to have to prove he can still play at an NFL level. But considering the four-time Pro Bowler paved the way for the Ravens' top-ranked rushing attack last season, chances are he'll get another look. New Jets coach Rex Ryan is obviously very familiar with Neal, having worked in Baltimore last year.
Sun, Sep 6, 2009 10:04:00 AM

Raiders released FB Lorenzo Neal.

We wouldn't feel comfortable betting against Neal, but the end may be year for the 38-year-old. The Raiders will roll with Orenthal O'Neal instead.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 09:44:00 PM

Raiders signed FB Lorenzo Neal, formerly of the Ravens.

Details aren't known because the Raiders are no longer announcing transactions. Oakland is a good fit as Oren O'Neal is still recovering from major knee surgery. Neal once again helped pave the way for a top rushing offense last season, and his signing is good news for the Raiders backs.
Fri, May 8, 2009 02:00:00 PM

The Raiders are reportedly interested in signing free agent FB Lorenzo Neal.

It's a good fit. Oren O'Neal is the Raiders starter, but he's recovering from major knee surgery and may not be ready for training camp. Backup Luke Lawton is nothing more than a role player.
Fri, May 1, 2009 11:08:00 PM

Free agent FB Lorenzo Neal is hoping to play another season.

Neal, 38, says his "phone is definitely on," but isn't receiving much interest. He helped pave the way for the AFC's top rushing offense last season.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 11:22:00 AM

Ravens signed FB Lorenzo Neal, formerly of the Chargers.

Neal, 37, adds another lead blocker with usual starter LeRon McClain ticketed for a larger role as a ball carrier. McClain moves pretty well for a 260-pounder, but lacks straight-line speed. This is most likely a preseason experiment while the Ravens wait for Willis McGahee to get healthy.
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 12:55:00 PM

Free agent FB Lorenzo Neal tried out for the Bucs on Wednesday morning.

Classic one-dimensional lead blockers aren't regarded highly anymore, and that's all Neal is at this stage. Perhaps the Bucs will give him a shot.
Wed, Aug 6, 2008 12:03:00 PM

Free agent Lorenzo Neal is hoping to latch on with either the Cowboys, Steelers, or Broncos.

Neal, 37, may need to take a deal for the minimum to play another season. He's coming off a broken leg and no longer does more than lead block.
Mon, Jun 9, 2008 03:51:00 PM

Chargers released FB Lorenzo Neal.

Neal probably isn't happy the team waited so long to cut him after he requested the release a week ago. Still, it's doubtful anyone will sign the 37-year-old coming off a broken leg soon. His distinguished career could be over.
Thu, Feb 28, 2008 03:24:00 PM

The Chargers are trying to trade FB Lorenzo Neal.

Neal had requested a release, knowing that he doesn't have a big role in Norv Turner's offense, but the team refused. They will try to trade him, but it will be tough to find a anything better than a late-round pick for a 37-year-old coming off a broken leg.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 05:08:00 PM

Chargers GM A.J. Smith was non-committal Tuesday when asked about the future of FB Lorenzo Neal.

Neal signed a contract extension last offseason, but the Chargers have reduced their use of a lead blocker under head coach Norv Turner. The 37-year-old Pro Bowler may need to take a pay cut and a backup role to stay.
Wed, Feb 6, 2008 12:58:00 PM

Chargers FB Lorenzo Neal may not be brought back next season.

Neal, 37, signed an extension last year, but he is not valued as much in Norv Turner's offense as he was under Cam Cameron and Marty Schottenheimer. For his part, Neal is only interested in being used in a starting FB capacity.
Wed, Jan 23, 2008 10:35:00 AM

Chargers FB Lorenzo Neal is expected to return for the AFC Championship.

Neal, who suffered a fractured fibula in early December, resumed practicing last week. It's unclear who he'll be lead blocking for against the Patriots.
Mon, Jan 14, 2008 03:46:00 PM

Chargers FB Lorenzo Neal returned to practice on Wednesday.

Neal, who was named to the All-Pro team earlier in the day, broke his leg exactly one month ago. His status for this weekend is still in question, but his return would help a rushing attack that has lost some of its bite since he went down.
Wed, Jan 9, 2008 10:08:00 PM

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