Vikings tell Chad Greenway he can't work out at facility today
Chad Greenway showed up at Winter Park, the Minnesota Vikings headquarters, this morning to work out and was told he’d have to do that elsewhere.
The Vikings prohibited Greenway from working out at the team’s facility, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The NFL’s lockout was lifted Monday night and Wednesday night U.S. Circuit Judge Susan Richard Nelson declined the owners’ request for a stay. The players believe it’s back to business as usual and the owners, while saying they are seeking a clarification, are stalling.
“I went down to the weight room before I got changed and I didn't know what was going to happen,” Greenway said. “The strength coaches were there, just getting there, and they said that they didn't know what we could do. I was called by (vice president of football operations) Rob Brzezinski. He said, ‘You can hang out as long as you want and we want you to be around, but we don't know what rules to go under so there's no workouts available today.’
“Two days ago it was very preliminary and came out of left field, so I didn't really except to go in. I had my workout elsewhere. Today, I kind of planned on going to use the facility and it just didn't work out obviously. Hopefully, things will shake themselves out here soon.”
Greenway visited with the strength coaches for a while and then departed. The team secured his future by using the franchise tag on him in February.
“I think we're fairly confident that the franchise tag will stay in place,” he said. “We don't obviously have a guarantee that will be the case at all so we don't know what's going to happen. I think we're kind of up in the air really with everybody else. We're all kind of in the wait-and-see approach here.”
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