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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One of the Minnesota Vikings' defensive leaders could be out through next week's mandatory veteran minicamp.
Linebacker Chad Greenway has missed the majority of voluntary organized team activities the past three weeks while dealing with a family matter, and coach Leslie Frazier said Greenway's absence could stretch into next week's mandatory three-day minicamp.
"I talked with him just a few days ago," Frazier said at Tuesday's open portion of OTAs. "I don't know if we'll have him back for mandatory minicamp. His family situation is something he's dealing with. We may or may not have him back for that. But it's understandable what he's experiencing."
Frazier said Greenway would be excused from minicamp if he still needed to attend to the still undisclosed issue.
Greenway missed the first week of OTAs before returning for the Tuesday practice session last week. Greenway then called Frazier at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday and said he had to leave again to tend to be with his family. Speaking on KFAN radio that day, Greenway said he has returned home to South Dakota.
"We're just going through a tough time with my family," Greenway said on the air, adding he hoped to return to Minnesota for minicamp.
Greenway signed a five-year contract extension last fall and is one of the veteran leaders on a Vikings' defense that has had significant turnover during the offseason. He earned a trip to his first Pro Bowl after last season.
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The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson for the first three games of the 2012 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Simpson also was fined one game check.
He will be eligible to return to the team on Sept. 24 following its third game, but can participate in all preseason activities, including games.
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The NFL league office has determined that Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson violated the league’s policy for substance abuse and handed down a suspension for the wideout. Simpson was informed on Monday that he will be suspended for the first three games of the 2012 regular season. He will be allowed to participate in offseason workouts, training camp and the preseason however...
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