The Jacksonville Jaguars finalized a trade with the Detroit Lions today in which the Jaguars acquired third-year safety Gerald Alexander in exchange for veteran wide receiver Dennis Northcutt
Alexander, 6-2, 204, has played in 21 games with 17 starts in two seasons. He was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2007, the 61st selection overall. He started all 16 games as a rookie and compiled 82 tackles and two interceptions. He played in the first five games in 2008 before suffering a season-ending injury. Alexander, who turned 25 years old Sunday, is a former Boise State standout who lettered in football and track at Rancho Cucamonga High School.
Northcutt joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2007 and totaled 44 receptions in each of his two seasons with the club. He has recorded 364 career receptions for 4,584 yards and 17 touchdowns along with 233 punt returns for a 10.3 average.