Former Raven Derrick Mason Agrees to Terms With New York Jets, ESPN Says
Wide receiver Derrick Mason, cut a week ago by the Baltimore Ravens, has reached an agreement to join the New York Jets, ESPN reported.
Mason, 37, will be reunited with coach Rex Ryan, who was an assistant when both were with Baltimore. He joins a receiving team of Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress, who is returning to the National Football League after a 20-month jail term for possession of a gun.
“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 told ESPN. “I’m looking forward to working under Rex and rejoining some familiar faces.”
Mason, who has eight 1,000-yard seasons, tallied 61 catches for 802 yards and seven touchdowns last season. The Ravens and Tennessee Titans also were interested in Mason, ESPN said.
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