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#52 LB | 6'2", 242 lbs. | Minnesota
Birth Date:January 12, 1983 (31 years old) Place of Birth:Mount Vernon, SD Hometown:Mt. Vernon, SD College:Iowa
Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 2006 (1/17).
Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 2006 (1/17).
|Assets:||A real tackling machine, with outstanding range: few NFL linebackers are as consistently productive bringing down ball-carriers. Makes a lot of plays in pursuit, and is a threat to sack the quarterback. Has superb physical tools. An all-round producer and a team leader.|
|Flaws:||Could do even more in pass coverage. Has a history of significant knee injuries. Not quite ideally sized for an inside NFL linebacker, making long-term durability even more of a concern.|
|Career Potential:||Pro Bowl inside linebacker.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Named to play in Pro Bowl||2012 (injury replacement), 2011 (injury replacement)|
Movements & Injuries
|10/05/2012||Fined $21,000 by the NFL.|
|9/05/2011||Signed by the Minnesota Vikings to a five-year contract extension.|
|3/01/2011||Re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings to a one-year contract.|
|2/21/2011||Designated franchise player by the Minnesota Vikings.|
|8/17/2006||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|7/27/2006||Signed by the Minnesota Vikings.|
|4/29/2006||Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round (17th overall) in 2006.|
Chad Greenway seeing time at multiple spots | 05/31/2014 6:24 PM
NewsChad Greenway confirmed he's moving to weak-side linebacker.
FOX Sports North
ImpactGreenway played "SAM" linebacker last year, but should get the majority of his snaps at the "WILL" spot this season. He's also seen time at middle linebacker during OTAs and could be moved inside in certain packages. Greenway and Anthony Barr are locked in as starters in Mike Zimmer's defense, with Gerald Hodges, Audie Cole, and Jasper Brinkley competing for the final linebacker spot.
Vikings' Greenway takes $1 mil pay cut | 03/15/2014 11:01 AM
NewsWLB Chad Greenway has agreed to reduce his base salary from $6.5 million to a fully guaranteed $5.5 million.
Jason Fitzgerald on Twitter
ImpactGreenway is coming off of a horrific season where he graded out 34th among 35 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 4-3 outside linebacker ratings. He has been solid through out his career, though, and should offer a veteran presence for a defense in transition. Greenway 2015 salary remains the same, meaning the Vikings could save $7.1 million by cutting Greenway after 2014.
Chad Greenway owed $6.5 million in 2014 | 01/03/2014 11:49 AM
NewsVikings WLB Chad Greenway is owed $6.5 million in salary and bonuses in 2014.
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ImpactHis base salary is $6.4 million with a $100,000 offseason workout bonus. Turning 31 later this month, Greenway is coming off of a horrific season where he graded out 34th among 35 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 4-3 outside linebacker ratings. Only Miami's Philip Wheeler was worse. We suspect the Vikings will keep Greenway for 2014, but it's hardly a guarantee. Minnesota may undergo a rebuilding process this spring after ranking 31st in total defense.
Chad Greenway scope cleaned the meniscus | 06/19/2013 8:14 AM
NewsThe arthroscopic knee surgery Chad Greenway underwent last week was on his left meniscus.
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities
ImpactGreenway had some "residual fraying" of his meniscus. It may have been related to his 2006 ACL tear in the same knee. Regardless, he's in no danger of missing Week 1 and fully expects to be ready for the start of camp. "There will be no doubt in my mind unless I get in a car accident or something," said Greenway. "From the knee perspective, it'll be 100 percent, good to go."
Greenway (knee) to miss 3-4 weeks | 06/14/2013 8:24 AM
NewsChad Greenway (knee) will be sidelined until training camp.
ImpactGreenway underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday and will need at least 3-4 weeks of recovery time. The Vikings expect him to be available when camp begins in late July.
LB Greenway has successful surgery on knee | 06/12/2013 1:28 PM
NewsVikings SLB Chad Greenway (knee) underwent surgery on Wednesday to clean out debris in his knee.
Dan Wiederer on Twitter
ImpactCoach Leslie Frazier deemed the surgery as minor, and added there are "no worries," that Greenway will be ready for camp. Greenway hasn't missed a game since becoming a starter in 2007, and will be 100 percent entering the season.
Vikings SLB Chad Greenway gets knee scoped | 06/11/2013 2:03 PM
NewsVikings SLB Chad Greenway will have his knee scoped on Wednesday, but is expected to be "fine" for training camp.
Tom Pelissero on Twitter
ImpactAn MRI revealed some things that "needed to (be cleaned) up," but nothing serious. Greenway hasn't missed a game since becoming a starter in 2007, so there's every reason to believe he'll be ready to go for camp. Greenway graded out as the No. 21 4-3 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season.
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Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Tackles||10||vs. Pit||Week 4||13|
|Assists||11||vs. Wsh||Week 10||9|
|Sacks||1||3 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Week 13||2|
|Sacks Yards||9||vs. Pit||Week 4||8|
|Fumble Recoveries||0||16 times-last:vs. Det||last:Week 17||1|
|Defensive TD||0||16 times-last:vs. Det||last:Week 17||0|
|Interceptions||1||3 times-last:at Bal||last:Week 14||1|
|Interceptions Yards||23||vs. Cle||Week 3||3|
|Interceptions TD||0||16 times-last:vs. Det||last:Week 17||0|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Fumble Recoveries||4||2007 (Min)|
|Interceptions||3||2 times-last: 2013 (Min)|
|Interceptions Yards||49||2009 (Min)|
|Interceptions TD||1||2007 (Min)|