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Vikings still value Greenway even if end is near

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway sprays water on himself during an NFL organized team activity in Eden Prairie, Minn., Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Photo: Ann Heisenfelt

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway sprays water on himself during an NFL organized team activity in Eden Prairie, Minn., Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Chad Greenway did his best Superman impression this week.

For his next feat, Greenway could further endear himself to new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer by figuring out how to clone himself.

Greenway grabbed some headlines on a recent windy day at a popular Twin Cities area lake, when he spotted an anxious couple trying to keep their malfunctioning boat from slamming into the rocks or tumbling over a nearby spillway.

So Greenway hopped in the knee-deep water and pulled them a safer spot. He then waited with them for the arrival of the sheriff's patrol, which he also helped avoid getting stuck in a precarious place.

This season, the Vikings are counting on his contribution and leadership to an unproven group of linebackers.

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