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Veteran Receiver Dennis Northcutt Traded to the Lions

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 26: Dennis Northcutt #86 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game against the Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Muncipal Stadium on October 26, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Alex JohnsonCorrespondent IJune 27, 2009

Veteran wide receiver Dennis Northcutt is now a member of the Detroit Lions

The 10-year veteran was traded Friday to Detroit after spending two seasons in Jacksonville in exchange for safety Gerald Alexander.

The 31-year-old Northcutt spent his first seven seasons with Cleveland before moving to Jacksonville in 2007.

Northcutt has a career catch total of 364 for 4,584 yards, and 17 touchdowns.

In 2008, he caught 44 passes for 545 yards and two touchdowns over 14 games.

Northcutt was expected to be on the field opposite newly signed receiver Torry Holt in 2009.  Jacksonville signed the veteran Holt in the off-season and also drafted three wideouts in April's draft.

Alexander, 24, is heading into his third NFL season.  In 17 career starts, including 16 in 2007, he has 88 tackles, and 2 interceptions.

According to, the deal was completed between the teams Friday, however, it won’t be official until next week when it’s ratified by league officials.

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