Mason confirms plan to retire

Former Ravens wideout plans to wrap up 15 years

January 09, 2012|By Edward Lee

After a nomadic 2011 campaign that included stops with the New York Jets and Houston Texans, Derrick Mason has concluded that it is time to end his 15-year career.

“Right now, I’m just doing some analysis and spending time with my kids,” the former Ravens wide receiver told The Sun’s Mike Preston from his home in Nashville. “Physically, I feel fine and I can still go play. Mentally, I’ve had enough. I know it’s my time to get out and I plan to retire.”

Mason, who was waived by the Ravens in the offseason, did not encounter much success, catching just 19 passes for 170 yards with the Jets and Texans.

But Mason, who spent six seasons with the Ravens, is still the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (471) and yards (5,777). The two-time Pro Bowler will finish his career with 943 catches, 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.

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