The Lions acquired Northcutt last year in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Northcutt had 35 receptions for 357 yards and a touchdown and returned 22 punts and three kickoffs last season for Detroit.
Boiman was with the Lions for less than a week. He had played for Detroit coach Jim Schwartz in Tennessee and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham in Kansas City during his eight-year career.
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