Another NFL player has locked in his franchise tag salary, just in case the rules following a work stoppage aren’t so player-friendly.
Chad Greenway signed his one-year tender on Tuesday and will make more than $10 million in 2011. There was a chance that Greenway could have been a restricted free agent after a new CBA is reached, so signing the deal ensures his big salary.
The Vikings chose Greenway over Sidney Rice for the tag, who is likely to hit unrestricted free agency eventually.
Greenway joins Dolphins nose tackle Paul Soliai, Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley and Panthers center Ryan Kalil as players that signed their tenders. Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley is expected to sign his tender.