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Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway already jumping out front at training camp

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- The star players are so recognizable on the Minnesota Vikings defense.

Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Antoine Winfield, and the NFC's Pro Bowl team has featured several Vikings over the past couple of seasons. But none of those guys led the team in tackles the past two seasons. Quietly, that has been linebacker Chad Greenway.

"It's great for me to play in the shadows of great players," Greenway said. "We expect a lot out of ourselves."

In just a few days of training camp, Greenway has been noticeable. At the opening practice Friday, the offense was trying to get the tight end open across the middle during 7-on-7 drills, but twice, Greenway jumped the route and broke up the pass.

On Saturday, he made a nifty interception during a passing drill, then busted through the line to stuff Adrian Peterson in the backfield. He also put a big hit on Percy Harvin that caught the crowd's attention.

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