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Gissendaner Among Three Cut By Vikings

August 17, 1996

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) _ Lee Gissendaner, the Big Ten MVP in 1992, was among three players cut by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday.

Defensive tackle Brynton Goynes and defensive end Mark Lee also were released as the Vikings trimmed their roster to 75. All NFL teams must be down to 60 by Tuesday and 53 by Aug. 25.

Gissendaner, a receiver and kick returner, graduated from Northwestern in 1994 as the school’s career leader in punt returns. He also was second in career receptions and fourth in kickoff returns.

He was drafted by Houston in the sixth round in 1994, but never played a regular-season NFL game. The Oilers released Gissendaner in the preseason as a rookie, and the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts did the same last year. He signed with the Vikings as a free agent, and helped the Scotland Claymores win the World League championship earlier this year.

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