Mike Lynn, former Vikings general manager, dies at 76

The Vikings announced Saturday that former team general manager Mike Lynn has died. Lynn, who famously engineered the 12-for-1 trade for Herschel Walker, was the team's GM from 1975 to 1990. Lynn, who was 76, was living in Memphis and was reportedly in failing health.
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The Vikings announced Saturday that former team general manager Mike Lynn has died. Lynn, who famously engineered the 12-for-1 trade for Herschel Walker, was the team's GM from 1975 to 1990. Lynn, who was 76, was living in Memphis and was reportedly in failing health.

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