Will Northcutt-Alexander Trade Help The Jaguars?

Patsy RiveraCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 21: Wide receiver Dennis Northcutt #86 of the Jacksonville Jaguars before a game against the Indianapolis Colts on September 21, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Today, the trade between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions was made official and finalized.

The Jaguars have traded WR Dennis Northcutt for Gerald Alexander. The goal of this trade is to fill much needed gaps on each team and add the right mixture to excel weak areas.

For the Jaguars, having Alexander will strengthen its safeties as he joins Reggie Nelson and Sean Considine to set the stage for a more powerful playing field. As for Detroit, Northcutt brings powerful receiving skills the will bolster the team. Alexander suffered a fractured vertebra last season but appeared to pass the Jaguars physical and is ready to take the stage.

Alexander's trade, once again, shows that the Jaguars mean business and are setting the stage for an amazing year.