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Vikings Veteran LB Chad Greenway Announcing Retirement From NFL

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that veteran LB Chad Greenway will officially be retiring from the NFL on Tuesday.

Greenway, 34, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2006 and has spent all 10 years of his career in Minnesota. He finished out his five-year, $40.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and re-signed with the Vikings after briefly testing the open market.

The Vikings signed him to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with $750,000 guaranteed back in April of last year and was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming days.

In 2016, Greenway appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 40 total tackles, one interception, and one pass defense. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. 68 overall linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.

For his career, Greenway totaled 760 tackles, 18 sacks, eight forced fumbles, 11 recoveries, 11 interceptions, 91 pass defenses and two defensive touchdowns over the course of 11 years. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and made the 2012 All-Pro second-team.