The Facts: Neal is intent on bucking the odds after 16 NFL seasons of using his body as a battering ram for countless violent collisions with linebackers. Two years shy of his 40th birthday, the four-time Pro Bowl fullback isn’t planning his retirement. Instead, the 5-11, 255-pound veteran lead blocker would like to play another season or two.
Diehards Line:And he’d prefer to do so for the Baltimore Ravens. “I would love to be a Baltimore Raven again. I spoke to the coaches after my exit physical and I had a good conversation with Steve Bisciotti, and they said they appreciated what I brought to the team in terms of leadership and intangibles,” Neal told Times staffer Aaron Wilson. ... At this point, no deal is imminent for Neal, an unrestricted free agent, with the Ravens or any other NFL team.