Chad Greenway won't explain why he missed minicamp

It’s a mystery as to why Chad Greenway did not participate in the three-day minicamp for the Minnesota Vikings over last weekend and guess what? Greenway would prefer it remain that way.

The veteran linebacker declined to shed light on the issue last weekend and remained mum in a visit with Paul Allen on KFAN in Minneapolis, per Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Allen also serves as the play-by-play voice of the Vikings.

Greenway was present for the minicamp and stretched with the team before the practices before retreating inside the team’s facilities in Eden Prairie, Minn., along with players who are known to be injured. That’s more than can be said for running back Adrian Peterson, who was a no-show, but it doesn’t explain much.

“Coach (Brad Childress) and I had a little agreement and that's all I can say about that," Greenway said on KFAN. “You'll have to ask the head guy about that one.”

Here is where it gets a little murky. When Childress was asked why Greenway didn’t participate on the first day of minicamp, he said he didn’t know why the player was not on the field. Confused yet?

Greenway told Allen there was nothing “controversial” and that he wasn’t injured or upset about the final year of his rookie contract that will pay him roughly $3 million this season.

“It was sort of a special situation that we had worked out and it was good," Greenway said. “It's something that's going to stay in house.

“I am 100 percent ready for training camp and will be absolutely in great shape and ready to go. Everything is good, we're ready to go, moving forward.”

If he’s not injured and he’s not balking because of his contract, but he is there … well, we’re thoroughly confused. Maybe you have an explanation for it.

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