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Chad Greenway

31-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Although Greenway's real football effectiveness may be waning at this point, his IDP value remains near the top of his position. He has four straight years with at least 130 tackles, including three o...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Doubtful     INJURY:  Ribs
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 242   DOB: 1/12/1983
College: Iowa  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chad Greenway Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $41 million deal with the Vikings in September of 2011. It inclueds $20 million guaranteed, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

September 23, 2014  –  Chad Greenway News

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Greenway suffered a broken rib in Sunday's loss at New Orleans and appears unlikely to play this week against Atlanta, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Chad Greenway NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 24 16 - 99 - 0 - 2 1 - 4 - - - -
2008 25 16 - 113 - 5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 26 16 - 98 - 0 - 3 0 - 3 - - - -
2010 27 Min 16 143 108 35 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 28 Min 16 154 89 65 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Min 16 148 98 50 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013 30 Min 16 134 83 51 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 31 Min 3 13 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chad Greenway – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Chad Greenway was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Chad Greenway was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1128 75
2013 1092 94
2014 0 0
Chad Greenway 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @StL 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 0 0 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atl
5 @GB
6 Det
7 @Buf
8 @TB
9 Was
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Chi
12 GB
13 Car
14 NYJ
15 @Det
16 @Mia
17 Chi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Chad Greenway  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   242 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.76 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.01 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   34 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   117 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   16 reps
TERRIBLE
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Chad Greenway: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Greenway left Sunday's loss to New Orleans in the fourth quarter due to a rib injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Greenway (hand/ribs) is active for Sunday's game at New Orleans, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Greenway (hand/ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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Greenway (broken left hand) did not practice Thursday. However, head coach Mike Zimmer remained optimistic he'll play this week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He's tough. He'll be all right," Zimmer said.

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Greenway (hand) didn't practice Wednesday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Greenway suffered a broken hand during Sunday's game against the Patriots, but is still expected to play this week FOX Sports North reports.

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Greenway had two total tackles and one quarterback hurry in Sunday's win at St. Louis.

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Greenway returned to practice Thursday after getting tests on a sore wrist earlier in the week, ESPN reports.

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Greenway played with a fractured right wrist during the second half of last season, but the Vikings wouldn't specify whether the tests were on the same wrist. Luckily, the injury looks minor, but it's something to keep in mind in case it becomes an issue again.
Greenway underwent tests for a sore wrist, but the injury isn't thought to be serious, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's got a little wrist," Zimmer said. "It's not a big deal. He's been MRIed and X-rayed and we just don’t want to irritate it more."

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Greenway played with a fractured right wrist during the second half of last season, but the Vikings wouldn't specify if the tests were on the same wrist. It likely won't impact his availability for Week 1, but he may not play in the preseason as a result.

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2014

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2013

Greenway has been an absolute IDP monster the last three seasons, and if there's any real distinction between him and the players ranked ahead of him, it's probably not a big one. Since 2010 Greenway has respectively posted 143, 154 and 148 tackles in each season. One downside to Greenway is that he doesn't make an impact outside of his tackle numbers, as he has only one interception in the last three years. Another is that it took an enormous snap count for him to make the impact he did in 2012, and he'll have trouble seeing 1,128 defensive snaps again in 2013.

2012

Greenway has always been a good NFL linebacker, but his IDP production has skyrocketed the last two years. After averaging 106 tackles per year his first three NFL seasons (excluding his 2006 rookie season, which was wiped out by a preseason ACL tear), Greenway averaged 149 tackles (99 solo) in 2010 and 2011. His production surge likely is due in part to the recent struggles of the Minnesota offense, which gave the Vikings defense more snaps on the field, as his two big seasons coincided with the drastic decline of Brett Favre (2010) and the arrival of rookie Christian Ponder (2011). Fortunately for Greenway’s IDP prospects, the Minnesota offense should be far from stellar in 2012, as Ponder remains unproven and injury prone, and Adrian Peterson’s early-season availability (and all-season effectiveness) is up in the air due to a Christmas Eve ACL and MCL tear.

2011

While he was always known as a good player, Greenway nonetheless had somewhat of a breakout season in 2010. After averaging about 106 tackles per season in the three years prior, Greenway totaled 144 tackles last year, with 109 being solo stops. Greenway needs to show more well-rounded numbers to take the next step as an IDP – he flashes the ability to rush the passer (5.5 sacks in 2008) and make plays in coverage (three interceptions in 2009), but he’s yet to put it all together in the same season.

2010

A dominant defensive line like Minnesota’s frees up linebackers to make a lot of plays, and Chad Greenway has taken advantage in recent years. In the last three seasons (he missed all of 2006 with a torn ACL) Greenway has averaged more than 100 tackles while making solid contributions to the pass rush (five sacks in 2008) and coverage (three INTs in 2009). As with all Viking defenders, watch for the status of defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams — who could face four-game PED suspensions — before drafting Greenway, as the loss of the two run-stuffers could really hurt his production.

2009

Two years removed from a torn ACL, former first-round pick Greenway came into his own last season with 113 tackles and five sacks from the strong-side linebacker spot. Greenway uses plus speed and good size (6-4, 242) to shed blockers and catch up to ball carriers and quarterbacks. Greenway’s job could be more difficult this season if run stuffing tackles, Pat and Kevin Williams, are suspended for the season’s first four games.

2008

Greenway will start as Minnesota's weak-side linebacker. He should rake in a good number of tackles and could add in a few interceptions, although his lack of involvement in Minnesota's blitz packages hurts his IDP value.

2007

2006's first round draft pick didn't play in 2006 for the Vikings after tearing his ACL in the team's first preseason game. In his senior season at Iowa, he had 95 solo tackles and two sacks, so he could do some damage while starting on the weak side.

2006

The second team all-American, and Minnesota's 2006 first-round draft pick, will likely start at weak-side linebacker and adds speed to Minnesota’s weakest position.