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Chad Greenway

31-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings

2013 Defensive Stats

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134

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3

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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

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 242   DOB: 1/12/1983  College: Iowa  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.

May 9, 2014  –  Chad Greenway News

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Greenway will move to weak-side linebacker in new head coach Mike Zimmer's defense, he told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chad Greenway – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Chad Greenway
  2. Larry Dean
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

1092

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Chad Greenway was on the field for 1092 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

94

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Chad Greenway was on the field for 94 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1128 75
2013 1092 94

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Chad Greenway 2013 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 @Det 80 7 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Chi 67 6 11 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cle 73 7 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Pit 79 7 10 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Car 68 6 8 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NYG 74 5 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 GB 70 7 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Dal 65 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Was 79 5 16 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 48 8 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @GB 94 6 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Chi 64 9 10 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Bal 85 3 11 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Phi 69 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Cin 77 7 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Det 0 0 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   242 lbs
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Chad Greenway: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Greenway finished the season with three sacks and led the team in both tackles with 134 (83 solo) and interceptions with three.

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Greenway (wrist) is listed as active Sunday in Cincinnati.

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Greenway (wrist) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Eagles.

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Greenway (wrist) is active for Sunday's game in Baltimore.

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Greenway (wrist) is probable for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

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Greenway (wrist) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

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Greenway revealed after Sunday's win over Chicago that he suffered multiple fractures in his wrist more than a month ago, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "It's been difficult with my grip especially," he said.

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Greenway hasn't missed any games nor has he looked slowed down because of the injury. He had 10 total tackles and a sack in Sunday's win.
Greenway (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against Chicago.

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Greenway (wrist) is probable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

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Greenway (wrist) has been a full participant in both of the Vikings' practices this week.

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Greenway (wrist) had 16 total tackles in Thursday's win over Washington.

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Greenway (wrist) is active for Thursday's game against Washington, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins reports.

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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.