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  Ravens | Derrick Mason to retire Monday    Sun Jun 10, 11:45 PM

Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Texans) will officially retire as a member of the Baltimore Ravens Monday, June 11.

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  Ravens | Derrick Mason could like to retire as member of team    Sun May 13, 10:46 AM

Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Texans) said he could like to retire as a member of the Baltimore Ravens once he officially retires.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason critical of locker room     Tue Jan 10, 09:32 AM

Former NFL WR Derrick Mason said the New York Jets' locker room was dysfunctional, and he believes the dysfunction that continued after he was traded was evidence that he was used as a scapegoat. 'They were a mess,' Mason said. 'It was a cluster you-know-what. You don't see stuff like this, it's not the norm. Before I left, you could see it materializing. Things heated up. If I was the problem, it would have stopped. If I was the guy complaining, it would have stopped. I wasn't the cancer in the locker room.'

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  NFL | Derrick Mason retiring    Mon Jan 9, 02:10 PM

Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Texans) said he is retiring from professional football.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick in 1997 Mason had the best years of his career with the Titans and the Ravens. During his final season with the Ravens (2010) Mason caught his 900th reception, becoming the 13th receiver in NFL history to do so. He began this season with the Jets but was traded to the Texans for a conditional seventh-round pick. He was released by the Texans back in December.

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  Texans | Derrick Mason cut    Mon Dec 12, 03:38 PM

The Houston Texans have released WR Derrick Mason.

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  Texans | Derrick Mason probable for Week 9    Fri Nov 4, 07:36 PM

Houston Texans WR Derrick Mason (finger) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 4, and he is considered probable for Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns.

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  Texans | Derrick Mason has full grasp of offense    Sat Oct 22, 01:17 AM

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, Oct. 21, that WR Derrick Mason has a full grasp of the offense heading into the Week 7 game. 'He's way ahead as far as the game plan. He's got the full grasp, Kubiak said. 'Last week he kind of played in a package. This week, he'll play in the whole scheme of things. He's moved forward.'

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  Texans | Derrick Mason making progress    Thu Oct 20, 01:15 AM

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that WR Derrick Mason is making progress. 'He's doing good. The two days last week and then he helps us in the game,' Kubiak said. 'He looked good today, mentally. He can still run so he'll be able to help us.'

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  Texans | Derrick Mason posts three catches in team debut    Sun Oct 16, 07:49 PM

Houston Texans WR Derrick Mason had three receptions for 27 yards in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens in his team debut.

Footballguys view: Mason was a healthy warm body who could handle the basics in the offense, but he is nothing more. He also got the treat of losing to his old team for the second time in three weeks.

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  Texans | Deja vu for Derrick Mason    Sat Oct 15, 11:06 PM

Houston Texans WR Derrick Mason, who was just acquired from the New York Jets, played against the Baltimore Ravens two weeks ago. He'll face the Ravens, one of his former teams, again in Week 6 in his debut for the Texans. He has two receptions for 37 yards in Week 4.

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  Texans | Coach says Derrick Mason should play Week 6    Thu Oct 13, 03:12 PM

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said WR Derrick Mason should be able to play in Week 6 and that he will line up at several different places in the offense.

Footballguys view: The trade for Mason was a curious one, and we're not predicting fantasy success for him right out of the gate in Houston. Mason is not the same player he used to be and may struggle to get involved early with the Texans.

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  Jets | Were actively shopping Derrick Mason     Thu Oct 13, 10:11 AM

The New York Jets were actively shopping former WR Derrick Mason since last week, according to a high-ranking official from another team.

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  Texans | Derrick Mason can be a leader     Thu Oct 13, 09:19 AM

Houston Texans WR Derrick Mason said he can provide some leadership for the team. 'I think some leadership; a guy that's going to go out there and play hard, give his all ... I think I've still got a lot to prove, so I've still got that chip on my shoulder,' Mason said.

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  Texans | Derrick Mason plans to play in Week 6    Thu Oct 13, 01:10 AM

Houston Texans WR Derrick Mason said Wednesday, Oct. 12, that he plans to make his team debut in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. He said he'll be studying his playbook 'all night tonight, tomorrow morning, all the way up until Sunday' to be ready to play.

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  Jets | Jeremy Kerley ready for bigger role    Thu Oct 13, 01:07 AM

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley said he found about the trade of WR Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans via Twitter Tuesday, Oct. 11. He feels he is ready for an increase role as the third receiver. 'Definitely,' Kerley said. 'Camp was tough and I got through that and I feel like it helped me out. I'm definitely ready.'

Footballguys view: Kerley has value in return yardage leagues for sure, and if he riffs with Mark Sanchez, he might be rosterable in all formats.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason costly     Wed Oct 12, 09:05 AM

Although the New York Jets do get former WR Derrick Mason's salary off the books by trading him to the Houston Texans, Mason eventually cost the Jets $670,000. The cost included five weeks pay, in addition to a roster bonus.

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  Texans | Derrick Mason acquired    Tue Oct 11, 10:02 PM

The Houston Texans acquired WR Derrick Mason from the New York Jets Tuesday, Oct. 11, for a conditional draft pick.

Footballguys view: Mason is nothing but emergency depth for the time that Andre Johnson is out and perhaps a sign that the team is souring on Jacoby Jones. It does open the possibility that Johnson's timetable for return is more indefinite than the team has let on.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason having trouble learning offense    Mon Oct 10, 01:26 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason has reportedly had a hard time learning the offense so far this season even though it is similar to the one he played in with the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Jets | Players concerned with offensive scheme?    Mon Oct 10, 11:01 AM

New York Jets WRs Derrick Mason, Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress reportedly have met individually with head coach Rex Ryan in recent weeks to question offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's offense. However, Ryan disputed the claim, saying no such conversations took place. When asked if he was concerned about a locker-room split, Ryan replied, 'No. Shoot, we've got a long way to go. Nobody said it was going to be easy ... Hopefully, we'll keep building and building and building. The teams that play the best at the end usually walk away with the trophy.'

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  Jets | Derrick Mason benched in Week 5     Mon Oct 10, 10:57 AM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason was benched during the first half of Week 5 and only played a handful of plays in the game. Head coach Rex Ryan said Mason was benched in order to give WR Jeremy Kerley more of a look. However, Mason was reportedly benched because of critical comments he made following a Week 4 loss.

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  Jets | Jeremy Kerley posts 35 yards, score    Sun Oct 9, 10:14 PM

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley posted three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the New England Patriots. Kerley was operating as the third receiver in place of the veteran Derrick Mason, who managed just one catch for seven yards.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason can't beat former team    Mon Oct 3, 01:03 AM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason managed just two catches for 37 yards in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, his former team.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices    Fri Sep 23, 02:33 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 23, and is listed as probable for Week 3.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices    Thu Sep 22, 05:43 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 22.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices    Wed Sep 21, 03:46 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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  Patriots | Derrick Mason says Bill Belichick is disrespectful    Sat Sep 17, 10:24 AM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason said New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was disrespectful for repeatedly cursing him out during a game back in 2009. In the documentary, 'Bill Belichick: A Football Life,' Mason is shown catching a pass along the Patriots' sideline and says, 'All day, Coach!' Belichick erupts at him. 'Oh, f- you Mason, just f- you, will ya,' Belichick said. 'Just shut the f- up. Can you look at the scoreboard?' Mason said he will seek Belichick out when the teams meet this season. 'I will seek him out,' Mason said. 'Believe me. We play them twice. I'll continue to talk, because I know the way I play, I can back it up.'

Footballguys view: We didn't know Mason had virgin ears. There's so many F-Bombs dropped on a football field during a game that even Tony Soprano thinks it's a bit much.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason probable for Week 2    Fri Sep 16, 02:57 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Mason might be flex-worthy if Santonio Holmes can't go on Sunday.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices in full    Thu Sep 15, 06:35 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 15.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason fully practices     Wed Sep 14, 04:57 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason struggles in team debut    Mon Sep 12, 01:22 AM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason had three catches for 19 yards in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys in his team debut.

Footballguys view: Mason had a target in the endzone that he couldn't bring in. He seemed to trip over his own feet while cutting outside and failed to jump for what would have been an easy TD.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices in full    Fri Sep 9, 04:38 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 9, and is probable for Week 1.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices in full    Thu Sep 8, 04:58 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys secondary is banged up and we expect Mark Sanchez to air it out a little more than some think. That being said, Mason is not much of a starting option unless you play in PPR leagues and you can put him in as a low end flex play.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason practices in full    Wed Sep 7, 04:39 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason misses preseason victory    Sun Aug 21, 11:51 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) was unable to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He joined backup QB Mark Brunell (calf) on the sidelines.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason, Mark Brunell questionable for Sunday    Fri Aug 19, 05:19 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) and QB Mark Brunell (calf) are considered questionable for the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason leaves practice early    Fri Aug 19, 05:13 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (leg) left practice early Friday, Aug. 19, because of an apparent leg injury.

Footballguys view: If Mason misses a significant amount of time, the Jets could use rookie Jeremy Kerley more, or possibly sign another veteran.

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  Jets | John Conner entrenched as starter    Tue Aug 16, 07:19 PM

New York Jets FB John Conner is firmly entrenched as the starting fullback now that FB Tony Richardson is no longer with the team. Conner led RB Shonn Greene to his three longest runs during the preseason game Monday, Aug. 15. However, the presence of Conner will limit the number of times offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer can use WRs Santonio Holmes, Derrick Mason and Plaxico Burress in the same play.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason to start in preseason game    Fri Aug 12, 01:22 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason will start in the first preseason game opposite WR Santonio Holmes.

Footballguys view: We can't say Mason will start when Plaxico Burress is healthy, but if the Jets are smart he will.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason fine    Tue Aug 9, 04:02 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (ankle) was seen at practice Monday, Aug. 8, with a wrap on his left ankle, but head coach Rex Ryan said Mason is fine.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason working with first team     Mon Aug 8, 10:33 AM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason is working with the first-team offense in the morning practice session Monday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Mason isn't the same player he used to be, but he's not washed up either. His signing was a good move by the Jets and he'll quickly become a trusted target of young QB Mark Sanchez.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason agrees to terms    Sat Aug 6, 04:04 PM

The New York Jets have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A good move for the Jets here. They already have big play guys in Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress. Adding Mason will give QB Mark Sanchez another quality target to throw to. Mason is not the same player he used to be, but can be a trusted target in that passing game.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason still unsigned    Fri Aug 5, 07:08 PM

Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens) left the New York Jets training camp Friday, Aug. 5, without having signed a contract with the team. 'It wasn't like we were signing Derrick and letting Jerricho go,' head coach Rex Ryan told the New York Daily News. 'That was not it. I'd obviously like to get Derrick right now. But he's got other teams ... I'm sure he'd have to leave money on the table to come here.'

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  Titans | Have made offer to Derrick Mason    Fri Aug 5, 04:50 PM

The Tennessee Titans have made a contract offer to free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens) and are one of the three offers Mason is considering.

Footballguys view: Mason should become an instant starter opposite Kenny Britt if he accepts their offer and a fine bench WR in PPR leagues.

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  Ravens | Expected to try to re-sign Derrick Mason    Fri Aug 5, 04:42 PM

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to try to re-sign free-agent WR Derrick Mason after failing to sign WR Malcom Floyd, who re-signed with the San Diego Chargers.

Footballguys view: Mason seems pretty miffed at the Ravens after he organized offseason workouts, so expect him to sign elsewhere so he can show them the mistake they made by cutting him.

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  Jets | Jerricho Cotchery released    Thu Aug 4, 06:06 PM

The New York Jets officially released WR Jerricho Cotchery Thursday, Aug. 4, which likely means the team has signed free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens).

Footballguys view: Cotchery could have fantasy potential if he lands in San Diego with college teammate and good buddy Philip Rivers. The Chargers don't have a proven #2 receiver, so opportunity is there. The release seems strange because Cotchery has a low cap number and the Jets still haven't officially signed Derrick Mason.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason expected to sign    Thu Aug 4, 12:43 PM

The New York Jets are expected to sign free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens) if he passes a physical Thursday, Aug. 4. Mason was visiting with the team Thursday morning. If Mason signs, WR Jerricho Cotchery will likely be released, paving the way for Mason to serve as the No. 3 receiver.

Footballguys view: It's a good move for the Jets if they do get Mason. He's got something left in the tank and will provide QB Mark Sanchez with a valuable, trusted, veteran target.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason to visit Thursday     Thu Aug 4, 10:02 AM

Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens) will visit the New York Jets Thursday, Aug. 4, according to two people with knowledge of the communication between the sides.

Footballguys view: Mason would make a nice fit for the Jets. They have a big play receiver in Santonio Holmes, they have a big target in Plaxico Burress, but could really use a trusted target like Mason.

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  Titans | May add veteran wide receiver    Sun Jul 31, 02:40 PM

Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said the team is open to bringing in a veteran wide receiver to provide leadership to the team's young wide receivers. Titans WR Nate Washington didn't sound in favor of such a move, saying the Titans have a lot of receivers already with a lot of potential. Many of the qualities Reinfeldt said he needed may be able to be found in veteran free-agent Derrick Mason (Ravens), although Reinfeldt never mentioned Mason by name.

Footballguys view: There was talk of the team even being interested in Braylon Edwards, but the signing would very likely be a less prominent receiver. Any addition would cut into the potential playing time of Damian Williams and Washington, and also probably block Lavelle Hawkins.

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  Ravens | Derrick Mason released    Thu Jul 28, 09:09 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have officially released WR Derrick Mason. The team has expressed an interest in possibly re-signing him.

Footballguys view: The Titans also apparently have interest and now a team like the 49ers could get into the bidding.

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  Titans | Interested in Derrick Mason    Thu Jul 28, 12:59 PM

The Tennessee Titans will be interested in Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason who is expected to be released this week.

Footballguys view: Mason could go back to Tennessee and get plugged into their starting lineup. He's still got some good years left and could be a quality starter for the Titans as they move forward in the post-Fisher era.

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