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The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel reports the Vikings' are unlikely to use Chad Greenway at middle linebacker.

Vensel guesses Greenway could be a fall-back option in the middle, but he will stick to the weak side for now. Jasper Brinkley saw most of the first-team reps at MIKE on Wednesday and will compete with Audie Cole for the starting job.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 7 Days

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is open to moving Chad Greenway to middle linebacker.

Zimmer played strong-side linebacker last season under Leslie Frazier. He practiced at weak side during OTAs, and is now under consideration at Mike. "It's a possibility," Zimmer said. "We keep working him in there. We're just trying to find the best 11 players we can and then figure out where the rest of the guys are going to fit." Greenway's IDP stock could rise in the middle.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 2 Months

Chad Greenway confirmed he's moving to weak-side linebacker.

Greenway played "SAM" linebacker last year, but should get the majority of his snaps at the "WILL" spot this season. He's also seen time at middle linebacker during OTAs and could be moved inside in certain packages. Greenway and Anthony Barr are locked in as starters in Mike Zimmer's defense, with Gerald Hodges, Audie Cole, and Jasper Brinkley competing for the final linebacker spot.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 5 Months

WLB Chad Greenway has agreed to reduce his base salary from $6.5 million to a fully guaranteed $5.5 million.

Greenway is coming off of a horrific season where he graded out 34th among 35 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 4-3 outside linebacker ratings. He has been solid through out his career, though, and should offer a veteran presence for a defense in transition. Greenway 2015 salary remains the same, meaning the Vikings could save $7.1 million by cutting Greenway after 2014.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 7 Months

Vikings WLB Chad Greenway is owed $6.5 million in salary and bonuses in 2014.

His base salary is $6.4 million with a $100,000 offseason workout bonus. Turning 31 later this month, Greenway is coming off of a horrific season where he graded out 34th among 35 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 4-3 outside linebacker ratings. Only Miami's Philip Wheeler was worse. We suspect the Vikings will keep Greenway for 2014, but it's hardly a guarantee. Minnesota may undergo a rebuilding process this spring after ranking 31st in total defense.

Chad Greenway LB MIN Jun 19 '13

The arthroscopic knee surgery Chad Greenway underwent last week was on his left meniscus.

Greenway had some "residual fraying" of his meniscus. It may have been related to his 2006 ACL tear in the same knee. Regardless, he's in no danger of missing Week 1 and fully expects to be ready for the start of camp. "There will be no doubt in my mind unless I get in a car accident or something," said Greenway. "From the knee perspective, it'll be 100 percent, good to go."

Chad Greenway LB MIN Jun 14 '13

Chad Greenway (knee) will be sidelined until training camp.

Greenway underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday and will need at least 3-4 weeks of recovery time. The Vikings expect him to be available when camp begins in late July.

Chad Greenway LB MIN Jun 12 '13

Vikings SLB Chad Greenway (knee) underwent surgery on Wednesday to clean out debris in his knee.

Coach Leslie Frazier deemed the surgery as minor, and added there are "no worries," that Greenway will be ready for camp. Greenway hasn't missed a game since becoming a starter in 2007, and will be 100 percent entering the season.

Chad Greenway LB MIN Jun 11 '13

Vikings SLB Chad Greenway will have his knee scoped on Wednesday, but is expected to be "fine" for training camp.

An MRI revealed some things that "needed to (be cleaned) up," but nothing serious. Greenway hasn't missed a game since becoming a starter in 2007, so there's every reason to believe he'll be ready to go for camp. Greenway graded out as the No. 21 4-3 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season.

Chad Greenway LB MIN Jun 18 '12

Vikings LB Chad Greenway will be in attendance when minicamp begins on Tuesday.

Greenway missed a handful of OTA sessions to be with his ailing father in South Dakota, but is expected to arrive in Winter Park tomorrow. The Vikings signed Greenway to a five-year, $41 million extension last September.