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Lions Trade w/ the Jaguars for WR Northcutt

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded wide receiver Dennis Northcutt to the Detroit Lions in exchange for safety Gerald Alexander, according to John Clayton who covers the NFL for ESPN.

Northcutt was informed during the week he was going to be traded. The Lions showed interest but didn’t want to give up a draft choice. Once they talked to the Jaguars, the Lions decided to offer Alexander in a straight player-for-player deal.

The trade was agreed to on Friday and is expected to be finalized next week. The irony of the trade is that Northcutt and Alexander are represented by the same agent, Jerome Stanley, who was surprised to find out Alexander was involved in the trade.

Northcutt was the most productive remaining wide receiver on the Jaguars. Northcutt caught 44 passes for 545 yards last season in Jacksonville.

The 31-year-old Northcutt will be joining his third team. He has previously been with the Cleveland Browns and Jaguars.

Alexander, 24, is entering his third season. He started 16 games in 2007 but only started one game last season.

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One Response to “Lions Trade w/ the Jaguars for WR Northcutt”

  1. Randy says:

    I know that the Lions have made some Great changes this off season, and I sure am glad of them. I think they will be more stable and more improved than what anyone gives them credit for. I have been a Loins fan for as long as, well back to the Terry Barr age. I love what they have done, and I am hoping for a Great season this year. I love the new Coaching staff and I am just hoping that they will do something Great this year. Go Lions!!!

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