Ravens face Mason for second time

October, 11, 2011
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The Ravens will line up against the franchise's leading receiver for the second time in three weeks because Derrick Mason was traded from the New York Jets to the Houston Texans on Tuesday night for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.

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The addition of Mason adds experience to a Texans receiving group that is playing without five-time Pro Bowl player Andre Johnson. Mason gives Houston quarterback Matt Schaub a reliable target but he won't stretch the field like Johnson.

This will mark another reunion between the Ravens and Mason at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. It was only nine days ago when the Ravens held Mason to two catches for 37 yards when he played for the New York Jets.

The Ravens cut Mason in July because of salary-cap reasons and they had discussions in attempt to re-sign him. Mason chose to head to the Jets for a guaranteed one-year deal but he was a major disappointment (13 catches in five games). There was a report that Mason was benched last Sunday because he complained about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

Mason, 37, played for the Ravens from 2005 to 2010. He left the team as the franchise's all-time leader in catches (471) and receiving yards (5,777).

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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