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Vikings franchise tag Chad Greenway

Updated: February 21, 2011, 3:57 PM ET
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings placed the franchise tag on Chad Greenway on Monday, backing up their offseason statements about wanting to keep the 28-year-old linebacker in purple.

A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Vikings used the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on Greenway.

Greenway has led the team in tackles for three straight seasons. He was chosen the team's 2010 defensive MVP and had 144 tackles. He will be entering his sixth season, ...

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