INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Longtime linebacker Chad Greenway is still contemplating his NFL future. The Minnesota Vikings think he'll make a decision within the next week.
"Obviously he'll want to get the decision done before the start of free agency," coach Mike Zimmer said.
Players can start signing with new teams next Thursday.
Greenway spent 10 seasons in Minnesota after being selected in the first round, 17th overall, in 2007 out of Iowa. He made two Pro Bowls and had 18 sacks, 11 interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries. He has been a team leader for most of his stay with the Vikings.
Spielman on Peterson, Bridgewater
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is keeping the door open to re-signing the longtime face of the franchise.
"What you can't predict is what the market is going to be," Spielman said. "You may have expectations today and those expectations will change within a week. We have to be very flexible with Adrian or any of our guys that we want to sign back.
"We are very open with all our players," he continued. "We want to have all of them back if we can."
Spielman also said that while injured Teddy Bridgewater is working hard to get back on the field but there is still no timeline for a return after the promising quarterback sustained a season-ending knee injury in training camp.