Ten years after arriving in Minnesota as a first-round pick, linebacker Chad Greenway has moved another step closer to finishing his career there.
Via Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, a deal to bring Greenway back to the Vikings will be done as soon as tomorrow.
Greenway has become a part-time player in coach Mike Zimmer’s defense, but he brings reliability, toughness, and leadership. He’s also a fan favorite, and Vikings fans will be happy to see him running out of the tunnel into the team’s new stadium, even if it’s only for one more season.
The 32-year-old native of Mount Vernon, South Dakota played college football at Iowa, making it twice to the Pro Bowl and once being named a second-team All Pro. He also has played for four playoff teams, including the 2009 NFC finalists who lost in overtime to the Saints.