Seahawks get Millard from Vikings for pick


April 26, 1992

The Minnesota Vikings traded 1989 defensive player of the year Keith Millard to the Seattle Seahawks yesterday for a second-round draft choice.

The pick, No. 39 overall, will be Minnesota's first in today's draft. The Vikings traded their first three picks this year, as well as their top two choices in 1990 and 1991, to Dallas for Herschel Walker in 1989.

The Vikings had been expected to make a deal to move up in the draft. Many speculated that Walker, unhappy and unsuccessful with Minnesota, would be traded to the Atlanta Falcons in his home state of Georgia, where he excelled in college. But that deal fell through.

Millard, the Vikings' first pick in the 1984 draft, had 70 tackles and 18 sacks as a tackle in 1989 but played only four games in 1990 before an injury to his right knee put him out for the remainder of that season and all of 1991.

* COWBOYS: Dallas and the Cleveland Browns swapped seven draft choices in a deal that gives Dallas a higher second-round pick and a fifth-round choice the Cowboys didn't have originally.

Cleveland gained five picks. Before the deal, Dallas had the 12th and 24th choices in the second round. Now the Cowboys have the eighth and 12th selections.

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