Linebacker Chad Greenway said last February that he wanted to play one more year with the Vikings and then retire from active duty.
Greenway stuck to his word. He re-signed with Minnesota in late March and the team sent out a release on Monday announcing Greenway’s impending retirement. The linebacker will make it official at a press conference on Tuesday.
Greenway was picked in the first round of the 2006 draft and became a staple in the Minnesota lineup the next year — a knee injury wiped out his rookie year — when he started all 16 games. He’s missed just four games since his rookie year and went to a pair of Pro Bowls while also being named a second-team All-Pro in 2012.
The Vikings credit Greenway with 1,334 tackles, which is good for fourth in franchise history. He also had 18 sacks, 11 interceptions and eight forced fumbles.