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Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

Posted on: August 6, 2011 5:46 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

On Friday, Derrick Mason said he would make a decision on where he would play his 15th NFL season in 24-48 hours, and true to his word he made the announcement Saturday. After beginning his career with Tennessee, and spending the last six years in Baltimore, Mason, 37, will play with the Jets in 2011.

"After a lot of very thoughtful and careful consideration, conversations with my family and prayer, I have decided to sign with the New York Jets," Mason said. "I'm looking forward to working under Rex and rejoining some familiar faces."

The news comes as something of a surprise. Mason left New York last week with an offer on the table and interest from both the Titans and the Ravens. On Friday, Baltimore lost out on Malcom Floyd when he returned to the Chargers, and are in desperate need of depth at the position (which seems to be the case every year). With Anquan Boldin as the only legitimate veteran wideout on the roster, the team will have to look elsewhere.

The Jets, meanwhile, recently signed 34-year-old Plaxico Burress to replace Braylon Edwards. And last week they released No. 3 WR Jerricho Cotchery. Mason doesn't have the speed to separate from defenders, but he was one of Joe Flacco's favorite targets in Baltimore because of his ability to get open. He will likely prove to be the same sort of player for Mark Sanchez in New York.

If there were any concerns that Mason had second thoughts about his decision, this tweet removes all doubt. "Jet fuel is full time to fly!!!!! Going from one young gun to another!! Hahahahahaha."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:13 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

there goes Rex Ryan again....taking the Ravens sloppy seconds!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

Somewhere in the world Farmer Ted just had a happy ending.



Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: August 6, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

Now the Jets are the Yankee's of the NFL. Trying to BUY a tittle??   . Hey terpsravens, contrary to baseball there is a salary cap in the NFL. So if we get a title (or a tittle according to you) because of intelligent signings under the cap good for us or anyone



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

happy about this as a jets fan, i think this is a slight improvement over a hurt J-Co who was always overrated by Jets fans.  they have a nice WR corps with a lot of experience.  the future is Kerley and perhaps another big target they draft next year, but for now, it's good to have experienced, crafty vets for sanchez to throw to.  as for the ravens- i think they go out and get j-co.  he'll be serviceable for them and i think he's the best guy still available



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

The Ravens have some speedy young talent in camp this year so I don't mind seeing Derrick sign elsewhere & wish him the best (except week #4). It's time for the Ravens WR/TE to get younger and quicker. Ed Dickson, Torrey Smith, Tandon Doss & LaQuan Williams are names that will be called a lot more this year.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

Now the Jets are the Yankee's of the NFL. Trying to BUY a tittle.  Mason was a great Raven, we will miss him a lot. Do well, but hope you lose all your games.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

where have you been? edwards signed with the 49ers a couple days ago



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Derrick Mason to sign with Jets

Within the next week or 2 I'd put money on Randy Moss signing with the Ravens. Nobody's going to touch Braylon Edwards until they've become super-desparate.


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