Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn dead

Updated: July 21, 2012, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Lynn, the longtime Minnesota Vikings executive who made the ill-fated trade with Dallas for Herschel Walker, has died. He was 76.

The Vikings confirmed Lynn's death Saturday with a statement on the team website. Lynn served as the team's general manager from 1975-90.

He is best remembered for one of the most lopsided trades in NFL history. The Vikings sent five players and seven draft picks to the Cowboys in 1989 for Walker, the running back Lynn considered the ...

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