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Ex-Hawkeye Conor Boffeli signs with Houston Texans

[ 0 ] May 22, 2014

Conor Boffeli, who started every game for Iowa at left guard last season, was signed by the Houston Texans Wednesday. Boffeli, a former all-stater at West Des Moines Valley,  originally signed a free-agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings after going undrafted. The Vikings released him Monday.    

Christian Ballard: NFL ‘wasn’t fun for me’

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013

By Tom Pelissero USA TODAY Sports Former defensive tackle Christian Ballard says there is no deep, dark secret about why he abruptly left the Minnesota Vikings during training camp. He’s not mentally or physically ill. He’s not in trouble. In Ballard’s words, he just “wasn’t living right” – and an NFL career that saw him […]

Minnesota Vikings’ Chad Greenway calls out NFL

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

By TOM PELISSERO — USA TODAY Sports EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Calling the hit that sidelined teammate Kevin Williams “uncalled-for” and “really quite ridiculous,” Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway on Tuesday pleaded for the NFL to improve equality in protection for all players on the field. “It’s not even about downfield cut blocks,” Greenway told […]

Ex-Hawkeye Ballard making impact with Vikings

[ 0 ] August 6, 2013

When the Minnesota Vikings released their first depth chart Monday, a former Iowa Hawkeye was moving up. Christian Ballard is now listed No. 2 at the under tackle position, behind Kevin Williams. It’s a significant bump for Ballard, a third-year pro with 29 career tackles. “I’m just trying to come out here and focus on […]

Vikings’ Chad Greenway to have minor knee surgery

[ 0 ] June 11, 2013

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery to address joint pain. The former Iowa Hawkeye  was absent from practice on Tuesday and coach Leslie Frazier said the eighth-year veteran will have the procedure done Wednesday. Frazier didn’t specify which leg. The coach said Greenway would […]

Chad Greenway offers opinions on status of his NFL team

[ 0 ] May 22, 2013

Chad Greenway is embracing a youth movement. The former Iowa linebacker is an elder statesman for the Minnesota Vikings, a franchise that advanced to the NFL playoffs last season and continues to overhaul its roster. “We’re very excited about where we’re at,” said Greenway, a seven-year veteran, “and we’re also very excited about where we’re […]

Photos: Chad Greenway ultimate gallery

[ 0 ] May 22, 2013

Chad Greenway named to his first Pro Bowl

[ 0 ] January 9, 2012

REGISTER NEWS SERVICES Former Iowa football player Chad Greenway has been named to his first Pro Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings announced this afternoon. Greenway, a linebacker who recorded a career-best 174 tackles this season, is replacing injured Pro Bowl pick Lance Briggs of Chicago. “I’m excited to be going to the Pro Bowl, representing the […]

Vikings place franchise tag on Chad Greenway

[ 5 ] February 21, 2011

The Associated Press The Minnesota Vikings have placed the franchise tag on former Iowa linebacker Chad Greenway. The Vikings announced the decision Monday. Greenway has led the team in tackles for three straight seasons. He was chosen the team’s 2010 defensive MVP and had 149 tackles. Greenway will be entering his sixth season in the […]

Young’s past gives Hampton hope for future

[ 2 ] October 8, 2010

Albert Young of the Minnesota Vikings suffered serious injuries in his first two years at Iowa. He spoke to current Hawkeye running back Jewel Hampton, who is recovering from a second knee surgery in two years, recently.