Report: Lions trade Alexander for WR Northcutt
The Florida Times-Union is reporting that the Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars have made a player-for-player swap, with the Lions getting veteran wide receiver Dennis Northcutt in exchange for safety Gerald Alexander.
A 10-year veteran, Northcutt would add depth on the flanks for the Lions, who still lack depth behind Calvin Johnson. Detroit signed Ronald Curry and Bryant Johnson in free agency, and drafted Derrick Williams in the third round of this spring's draft. Northcutt also gives the team another option in the return game.
A second-round pick from Boise State in 2007, Alexander started all 16 games in his rookie season, but played in just five games last season before his season was ended by a broken vertebra in his neck.