Ravens will see Mason again

October 11, 2011|By Jeff Zrebiec

Derrick Mason will be playing at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday for the second time in three weeks.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Houston Texans, who play the Ravens this weekend, have acquired the veteran wide receiver from the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick. The move makes plenty of sense because Andre Johnson, the Texans' star receiver, is out with a hamstring injury, and Mason had clearly fallen out of favor in New York.

Mason played just five snaps in the Jets' 30-21 loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday as rookie Jeremy Kerley took over third receiver duties. There was some speculation that Mason was benched after his critical comments the week before about the Jets' floundering offense, but that was denied by coachRex Ryan.

Mason caught two balls for 37 yards in the Jets' 34-17 loss to the Ravens in Week Four.

The veteran played six seasons for the Ravens, catching 471 balls in the regular season. The Ravens discussed bringing him back this season, but Mason opted to sign with the Jets.   

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