Chad Greenway open to taking on two-down linebacker role

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway doesn't know what his exact role will be in his ninth NFL season, but the veteran is willing to do whatever he can to help the team. "Hard to tell at this point," Greenway said about his role, per Andrew Krammer of "I don't know, I haven't identified exactly what my role will be. I'm open to absolutely anything, whatever that...
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Vikings' Gerald Hodges Finally Gets His Shot in the Middle

Fans know Gerald Hodges as the Vikings' fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, a linebacker from Penn State with excellent athleticism and superior cover skills. He's seen time with the first team — most notably in 2014 while filling in for injured starters Anthony Barr and Chad Greenway —but has never won a full-time starting role.On Saturday, that will change, as head...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Vikings facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The business side of professional football is often brutal. The players who perform well are rewarded with rich contracts, while those who fail to live up to expectations are quickly forgotten. For a franchise to stay above water, dozens of these decisions must be made on a yearly basis. The Minnesota Vikings are a transforming team under second-year head coach Mike Zimmer. They...
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Quotes from Minnesota Vikings Training Camp

Pro Football Spot staff writer Ali Siddiqui was down in Mankato covering Minnesota Vikings training camp from July 31-August 3. Here are some of his conversations with Vikings players and coaches:CB Terrence NewmanSiddiqui: First of all Terrence, welcome to Minnesota. What are your early impressions of the defense and how good do you guys can be?Newman: It's too early to make any...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Greenway reaches out to Vikings fans, likens teammate to super human

Linebacker Chad Greenway recently handled a "Monday Morning Mailbag" for the Minnesota Vikings' official website this week, answering questions from curious fans in search of a little insight. There were some interesting responses. For example, Greenway was asked who would win in a footrace between wide receivers Charles Johnson, Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Wallace. "All freaky...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Which Minnesota Viking has the best-selling jersey in the state? It's not surprising that a Vikings player was the best seller in Minnesota, but the player might be. With a load of options available including Adrian Peterson, ... Fantasy: Top 50 Running Back Ranks, PPR Scoring 1) Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings - The cyborg is back and will be running with a vengeance. Trust...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Chad Greenway healthy and ready to 'compete with anybody'

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said he's not focusing on the future; instead he's keeping his eyes trained on the present. Greenway dealt with injuries in 2014 including broken ribs and a strained knee ligament, but said that he feels as good as ever and ready to be part of what should be a very good defensive unit. Despite those injuries, Greenway had 93 tackles...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Could Be the Last Season in Purple for Some Vikings Fan Favorites

Of the 52 players on the Minnesota Vikings roster during former head coach Leslie Frazier's last game with the Vikings in 2013, only 26 are left on the most current Minnesota roster. Entering his second season as the head coach in Minnesota, Mike Zimmer has a vision for the Vikings and he is making sure he gets the players that fit that vision.Some of the players that have left Minnesota...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Who Ya Gonna Draft? – Paul Dawson

The 2015 NFL Draft is like, tomorrow or something, and I haven’t looked at a single draft pick all offseason. I mean, I watched like all of the college football in the fall, but that involved a lot of swearing and throwing things, less analysis. So we’re going to start looking at players, like TCU’s Paul Dawson, that the Vikings have either been known to have an interest in...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Greenway Restructures, Remains with Vikings

Last week, I wrote about Chad Greenway's eventual retirement and replacement as the Vikings' weak side linebacker — it looks as though we'll have to wait another season for "The Year of Gerald Hodges".Early Saturday morning, ESPN reportedthat Chad Greenway took a pay cut to remain with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. The 8-year veteran was set to make $7 million before the restructure...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: What do Newman and Aiyegbusi Bring to the Table?

The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to make subtle changes to their roster this off-season. In the same week that they acquired Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews, the Vikings have now added two new pieces in cornerback, Terence Newman and offensive lineman, Babatunde Aiyegbusi. Linebacker Chad Greenway has graciously accepted a pay cut to make room for these new signings as...
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Linebacker takes three million dollar pay cut for the Minnesota Vikings

If you had any doubts as to Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway being a team player or not, you can safely put them to rest… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Field Yates of ESPN, Greenway has agreed to a massive paycut that slashes...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Restructuring Chad Greenway

The inevitable has finally happened, longtime Viking linebacker Chad Greenway has finally restructured his contract that will reduce his cap hit from the $7 million to around $3.4 million giving Minnesota some extra wiggle room in the salary cap department. This was really the only option Greenway had if he wanted to stay a Viking, and it is now clear that he does. I’m a huge...
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Vikings LB Chad Greenway Agrees To Pay Cut, Frees Up $3.225M In Cap Space

ESPN’s Field Yates reports that the Vikings and LB Chad Greenway have agreed to restructured contract that will reduce his 2015 base salary from $7 million to $3.4 million. According to Yates, this move will free up $3.225 million in available cap space for the Vikings. Greenway recently told Tom Pelissero that his agent and the team were working towards a ... The post Vikings...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chad Greenway takes pay cut to stay with Vikings

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is taking a pay cut to give Minnesota more than $3.225 million in salary cap space, reports ESPN’s Field Yates. Greenway’s base salary for 2015 has been reduced from $7 million to $3.4 million. Greenway, who is entering the final year of his contract, will receive $1 million in guaranteed money...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Gerald Hodges Replace Chad Greenway?

Chad Greenway has long been the face of the Minnesota Vikings' defense, but injuries have plagued the latter half of the 8-year veteran's career.In 2014, he appeared and started in 12 games for the Vikings, recording 56 tackles and one sack. While adequate, it was a major drop-off from his 80+-tackle seasons of years past.Reports indicate that Greenway is restructuring his contract...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA tabs Vikings' Greenway for community service honor

KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been chosen as the winner of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award, given annually by the NFL Players Association for exceptional community service. The award was presented Wednesday at the NFLPA's meetings in Maui. It came with a $100,000 donation to Greenway's Lead the Way foundation, which has raised $1.3 million since...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings & Chad Greenway Discussing A New Deal That Would Keep Him In Minnesota

Vikings veteran LB Chad Greenway tells Tom Pelissero that his agent and the team are currently working towards a new contract that would allow him to remain in Minnesota for the 2015 season. Vikings GM Rick Spielman previously told Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune that there’s no question that they would like to have Greenway back next year. “We have a lot ... The post...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA picks Vikings LB Greenway for community service award

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been chosen as the winner of the Byron ''Whizzer'' White Award, given annually by the NFL Players Association for exceptional community service. The award was presented Wednesday at the NFLPA's meetings in Maui. It came with a $100,000 donation to Greenway's Lead the Way foundation, which has raised $1.3 million...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad Greenway

Vikings GM Rick Spielman told Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune that there’s no question that they would like to have veteran LB Chad Greenway next year. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10th [when free agents can be signed], but we’d love to have Chad Greenway back and ... The post Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Greenway would like to work out way to stay with Vikings

The stress of a long season had worn on Chad Greenway. The Minnesota Vikings veteran linebacker had missed three games because of broken ribs, his ailing father died in December and Greenway suffered a knee injury which kept him out of the season finale. For the first time he could remember, Greenway was looking forward to the end of the season. Two months have passed. Greenway spent...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Vikings Keep Chad Greenway?

For years, Chad Greenway has been Minnesota’s leader on the defensive side of the ball. But after a disappointing season in 2014, rumors have begun swirling of a possible release of the longtime Vikings linebacker.For the first time in seven seasons, Greenway was not Minnesota’s leader in tackles, finishing second behind Robert Blanton (106) with 93 tackles - a career low for...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

2014’s Top Minnesota Vikings Celebrations

The Minnesota Vikings put together a top list of player celebrations from 2014 recently, and assembled them all in a video. Firstly, that’s kind of cool. This is the quirky and fun stuff that other sports teams and leagues do all the time, and the NFL punches in the mouth with an iron fist usually. So, nice! Way to not suck AS much, NFL! Secondly, and more egregious, how the *...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Greenway says Vikings future uncertain, but sure he'll play 'somewhere'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Chad Greenway took what he could carry in his hands, bringing along a helmet adorned with plenty of scrapes and cuts from 93 tackles worth of collisions. Greenway's stall in the corner of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room was still full of many of his personal belongings as he left Monday morning. Greenway will take time in cleaning out his locker, bringing...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings notebook: LB Cole shines in start for Greenway

MINNEAPOLIS -- Heading into Sunday's season finale, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke of the importance of the final game and still making evaluations of his team, learning more about his players heading into the offseason. Zimmer learned quite a bit about third-year linebacker Audie Cole in Sunday's 13-9 victory. Making a habit of flashing in late-season opportunities, Cole...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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