Greenway will announce his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. Greenway, a first-round pick out of Iowa in 2006, spent his entire career in Minnesota, where he was named the team's Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Along with earning two Pro Bowl selections as well, Greenway finishes fourth in Vikings history with 1,334 career tackles. In fact, the 34-year-old registered at least 93 stops in his first eight seasons played, which only came after tearing his ACL in his first preseason game as a rookie. Following that lost year, Greenway went on to miss merely four games over his subsequent 10 seasons, showing great consistency over the course of his career.
Greenway traveled to Detroit and is active for Thursday's game against Detroit despite the impending birth of his child, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Greenway said he could miss Thursday's game at Detroit if his wife gives birth to the couple's fourth child before the game. He'll start but may not get significant playing time as he's likely to come off the field in passing situations with Eric Kendricks healthy.
Greenway could miss Thursday's game at Detroit if his wife gives birth to the couple's fourth child before the game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Vikings leave Wednesday for their game at Detroit, but it's possible Greenway could be a last-second scratch if he needs to return home.
Greenway had seven total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss at Washington. With Eric Kendricks leaving the game early with an injury, Greenway saw an expanded role as he played 58 snaps on defense. He could continue to stay on the field in passing situations if Kendricks remains out.
Greenway had six total tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss to Detroit. Greenway played 50 of 66 snaps on defense with Eric Kendricks out with a concussion. Greenway stayed on the field in passing situations as he usually heads to the bench with Kendricks staying in the game.