Chad Greenway LB MIN 3 Hrs

Greenway (hand/ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Greenway logged just one limited practice this week, but coach Mike Zimmer previously stated that he expects Greenway to play Sunday. Still, his shaky health situation makes him an unideal IDP consideration for now.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 1 Day

Greenway (broken left hand) did not practice Thursday. However, head coach Mike Zimmer remained optimistic he'll play this week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He's tough. He'll be all right," Zimmer said.

Greenway broke his left hand, according to ESPN, which is different than the right wrist he broke last year. It sounds like Greenway will play this week, but check to make sure he participates in some practice Friday.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 2 Days

Greenway (hand) didn't practice Wednesday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Greenway sustained broken hand in Week 2, but coach Mike Zimmer said that he expects the linebacker to suit up Sunday at New Orleans. Last season, Greenway played with a fractured right wrist but still gutted out the entire 16-game slate. Expect the status of the high-volume tackler to be clarified by week's end.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 2 Days

Greenway suffered a broken hand during Sunday's game against the Patriots, but is still expected to play this week FOX Sports North reports.

Greenway's injury is certainly not a minor one, but coach Mike Zimmer still expects his starting weakside linebacker to be able to play Sunday versus the Saints. With that outlook, it will be interesting to see if Greenway is indeed made available, despite carrying a broken hand. If he plays, Greenway would definitely need to wear some sort of protective cast or club to prevent further damage. Expect Greenway's status to be sorted out as the week unfolds, regardless of Zimmer's initial optimism.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 11 Days

Greenway had two total tackles and one quarterback hurry in Sunday's win at St. Louis.

Greenway didn't pile up many stats in a lopsided win, but should was on the field for 59 of 67 snaps on defense. He stays on the field in nickle situations, so he should put up better tackle totals.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 28 Days

Greenway returned to practice Thursday after getting tests on a sore wrist earlier in the week, ESPN reports.

Greenway played with a fractured right wrist during the second half of last season, but the Vikings wouldn't specify if the tests were on the same wrist. Luckily the injury looks minor since he's back in practice, but it's something to keep in mind in case it becomes an issue again.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 1 Month

Greenway underwent tests for a sore wrist, but the injury isn't thought to be serious, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's got a little wrist," Zimmer said. "It's not a big deal. He's been MRIed and X-rayed and we just don't want to irritate it more."

Greenway played with a fractured right wrist during the second half of last season, but the Vikings wouldn't specify if the tests were on the same wrist. It likely won't impact his availability for Week 1, but he may not play in the preseason as a result.

Chad Greenway LB MIN 2 Months1 Comment

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 2 Months

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 4 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.