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Chad Greenway | Linebacker

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 237
College: Iowa
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Chad Greenway is expected to remain the Vikings' starting weakside linebacker.
Greenway got all of the work with the Vikings' first-team defense during the offseason program, and coach Mike Zimmer called him the best WLB on the roster. Greenway's play last season does not support Zimmer's claim. He struggled both against the pass and the run in 12 starts and was outplayed by the younger and more athletic Gerald Hodges. If given anything resembling a fair shot, Hodges could easily unseat Greenway. Jun 27 - 11:12 AM

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Vikings WLB Chad Greenway agreed to cut his 2015 base salary from $7 million to $3.4 million.

The move created $3.225 million in cap room for the Vikings. Coming off a terrible 2014, Greenway was likely faced with either taking a pay cut or getting his walking papers. Greenway will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Mar 28 - 9:15 AM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway said the knee injury he sustained in Week 16 was to his MCL.

Greenway admitted to hearing a pop, so it's a good thing there was no ACL damage. He should be fine for OTAs. Before then, Greenway knows he has to take a big paycut after an embarrassingly poor 2014 campaign. He's due $8.8M in salary and bonuses.
Feb 17 - 12:38 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway is open to restructuring his contract.

Greenway was one of the worst starting linebackers in the league this past year. He's due $8.8 million in salary and bonuses and will need to take a massive pay cut to return. The Vikings can save $7.1 million by releasing Greenway.
Jan 30 - 5:16 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway (questionable, knee) missed practice all week and is expected to miss Week 17 against the Bears.

Minnesota will also be without SLB Anthony Barr (knee) and reserve LB Brandon Watts. Incredibly banged up at linebacker, the Vikings make for an intriguing target for fantasy owners wanting to start Martellus Bennett in Week 17.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway heard a "pop" in his knee in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Miami.

Hearing a pop sometimes indicates ligament damage. Greenway figures to head for an MRI on Monday. Owed $7 million in non-guaranteed salary for next season, Greenway is uncertain to return to the Vikings in 2015.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway exited Sunday's game with a third-quarter knee injury.

His status for the rest of the game is uncertain, but it's not a positive development. The Vikings already lost SLB Anthony Barr to a year-ending knee injury.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway (ribs) is practicing in full this week.

Greenway has been sidelined for the last month, but he'll be back on the field for Minnesota's Week 7 contest against Buffalo.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Vikings declared LB Chad Greenway, TE Kyle Rudolph, OG David Yankey, OL Austin Wentworth, FB Zach Line, LB Brandon Watts and DE Scott Crichton inactive for Week 6 against the Lions.

Greenway is week to week with fractures in both his ribs and hand. Rudolph is out until at least Week 10 after undergoing a sports-hernia operation. Watts is dealing with a knee injury.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway (ribs, hand) is expected to miss Week 5.

Greenway doesn't have enough time to get healthy on the short week. He remains week to week. Gerald Hodges will continue to fill in against the Packers.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Vikings declared WLB Chad Greenway (hand, ribs), WR Charles Johnson, OL David Yankey, DE Scott Crichton, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Rodney Smith, and LB Brandon Watts inactive for Week 4 against the Falcons.

Greenway has a broken hand and cracked ribs. Johnson was just signed off the Browns' practice squad. Rudolph is out multiple weeks after groin surgery.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway (ribs, hand) is not expected to play in Week 4.

He has fractures in both his ribs and hand. The Vikings will turn to Gerald Hodges at weak-side 'backer. Hodges stood out for excellent play in Week 3.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway is now dealing with a fractured rib in addition to a fractured hand.

Greenway has played solid run defense through three weeks, so it would be a blow to Minnesota's defense were he forced to miss time. The Vikings would presumably turn to sophomore Gerald Hodges at weak-side linebacker.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway (questionable, hand) is a game-time decision for Week 3.

Greenway suffered a broken hand against the Patriots last week, but was able get in a limited practice on Friday. The Vikings are hoping that he can play though the injury. Greenway should remain in an every-down role if active.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway broke his hand in Week 2 against the Patriots.

It apparently wasn't an issue, as he played all 67 defensive snaps. Coach Mike Zimmer said Greenway's wrist is fine, and he should be out there Week 3 against the Saints. Greenway will likely just cast up and play his normal reps.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:50:00 PM

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