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New Texan Derrick Mason still not a factor

Updated: October 12, 2011, 2:50 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
There's a trade to report!

How many times have you seen that line in an email or headline and immediately dropped all work or personal stuff to see what the trade is? Did the first-place team get stronger? Did something lopsided occur? Well, in this case, the trade to report is a real-life deal, a rarity in the NFL. But as in most cases, my initial thoughts when hearing that the New York Jets had sent geriatric wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans for a late, conditional draft pick had little to do with the player sent packing.

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