The Minnesota Vikings have received an extra $1 million from linebacker Chad Greenway, as the veteran has agreed to a pay cut of his upcoming season. According to Vikings beat reporter Darren Wolfon from ESPN1500 as well as salary cap guru Jason Fitzgerald, the Vikings have given their struggling linebacker a pay cut and that could lessen the blow of cutting him after this season.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) March 15, 2014
Greenway has led the Vikings in tackles in seasons past, but his 2013 campaign was horrific and the knock on him has been that his high tackle count is from no one else on the team being able to stop anyone. Greenway has had good seasons for the Vikings, but many have questioned how inflated his stats are, and lat year didn’t help quiet the doubt.
The pay cut doesn’t affect his 2015 base salary, but the Vikings may have just made a move to protect themselves against cutting him after this season.