Jags deal Northcutt for Alexander
The deal was finalized Tuesday after both players passed physicals.
Northcutt gives the Lions a veteran receiver opposite rising star Calvin Johnson.
Alexander, a second-round pick in 2007, gives Jacksonville depth in the secondary. He started 16 games as a rookie, but missed most of last year following a neck injury.
Northcutt, who has 364 receptions for 4,584 yards and 17 touchdowns, has been projected to start this season. But Jacksonville's three rookie receivers were impressive enough during offseason drills that Northcutt became expendable.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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