Saturday, August 6, 2011
Derrick Mason chooses Jets over Ravens
By James Walker
Former Baltimore Ravens receiver Derrick Mason agreed to terms with the New York Jets on Saturday. This comes after the Ravens made another pitch for Mason to return after he was released by Baltimore last month.
The Ravens cut Mason, as well as several other veterans, in an effort to save cap space. Baltimore also went after receiver Malcom Floyd to replace Mason. But Floyd signed a two-year deal to return to the San Diego Chargers.
The Ravens do not have many options at receiver now that Mason joined coach Rex Ryan with the Jets. Second-round pick Torrey Smith will be the projected starter opposite Anquan Boldin unless Baltimore is able to find a veteran replacement.