The Vikings have signed linebacker Chad Greenway to a 5-year contract extension worth $41 Million with $20 Million guaranteed.  Greenway has led the Vikings in tackles each of the last 3 seasons.  He was scheduled to make $10.1 Million this season after the Vikings used the franchise tag on him.

The Vikings have also announced that rookie Christian Ponder won the #2 quarterback battle over 2nd year man Joe Webb.  Ponder and Webb were battling for the backup job behind starter Donavan McNabb.  Webb may see the field more than Ponder in 2011 as a wildcat quarterback or in a different role.