"I don’t know how it’s going to go," Greenway said Monday. "I’ll tell you I’m enjoying everything with the idea of, 'Who knows? We’ll see.' Ten years is sort of that unwritten (goal). Everyone wants to get there. We’ll see what happens."
Greenway ranked No. 38 out of 40 outside linebackers in a 4-3 scheme, per Pro Football Focus, but his teammates still see him as a pivotal part of the team.
"I love it," defensive end Everson Griffen said. "That’s a big leader. He was our defensive caller last year. When we didn’t have him in sometimes it was kind of rough to get the calls in, but having in him, he’s a big vocal point of our team. He’s a leader. He’s been here. This is his 10th season. So I’m happy the guy’s still here. I love him like a brother."
Greenway agreed to restructure his contract in late March to return to the Vikings for his 10th season.
Greenway, 32, has spent all nine years of his career with the Vikings, recording 992 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, 30 passes defensed, nine interceptions and eight forced fumbles.
Spielman and the Vikings would like for Greenway to finish his career with the team. The 32-year-old has spent all nine years of his career with the Vikings, recording 992 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, 30 passes defensed, nine interceptions and eight forced fumbles.
Greenway is due to make $7 million in 2015, but he may have to take a pay cut to remain with the Vikings.
"We have a lot of things that we'll be working through between now and before March 10th, but we'd love to have Chad Greenway back and finish [his career] as a Minnesota Viking," Spielman said.
"I'm just getting back into working out, starting back on my lower body," he said. "It feels good. I'd been taking some time off, but I have been testing it a little bit."
Greenway had his least productive season as a pro in 2014, recording 93 tackles, his lowest total in his career, and just one sack. He is entering the final year of his contract and is due a base salary of $7 million. Though they is speculation he will restructure the deal, Greenway is just controlling what he can.
"We're still under contract," Greenway said. "We'll just see what they say."
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