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Derrick Mason | Wide Receiver

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (40) / 1/17/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: Michigan State
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Derrick Mason will retire as a Raven Monday.
Mason informally announced his retirement back in January, but he's scheduled a news conference with Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh for Monday afternoon. Mason spent six of his 15 NFL seasons in Baltimore and is the franchise leader in receptions and receiving yards. Mon, Jun 11, 2012 08:29:00 AM

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Ex-Ravens, Titans, and Texans WR Derrick Mason announced his retirement from football.

"I'm done," he said. "I won't be playing football. I only knew one way to play football, going all-out and having fun out there." Mason, 38, played 15 seasons after entering the NFL as the 98th pick in the 1997 draft out of Michigan State. A two-time Pro Bowler, he caught 943 passes for 12,061 yards (12.8 YPR) and 66 TDs. Mason played in one Super Bowl, when the Titans lost to the Rams in 1999. He was a top-25 fantasy wide receiver eight times.
Source: scout.com
Mon, Jan 9, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Texans waived WR Derrick Mason.

This might just about do it for the rapidly declining veteran. Acquired from the Jets in early October, Mason made just six catches in seven games for the Texans, and only three after Week 6. He was a healthy scratch in Week 13. Mason has simply lost the ability to separate, and didn't show enough to stick in the slot. If he's played his final game, he'll end his sterling 15-year career with 943 catches (12th all time) for 12,061 yards (18th all time) in 230 games.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 03:25:00 PM

Derrick Mason caught three passes for 27 yards in his Texans debut Sunday, a loss to the Ravens.

He was targeted four times against his former team. With the Texans unable to get anything going downfield in the absence of Andre Johnson, Mason proved useful as a safety valve, but didn't show anything more than he did in five underwhelming weeks as a member of the Jets. He should remain quarantined to the waiver wire in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 08:26:00 PM

Derrick Mason is active for Week 6 against the Ravens.

As is Derrick Ward, who missed the past month with an ankle injury. Mason will come off the bench after having just four days to learn the Texans playbook. The Texans have decided to stick with a struggling Jacoby Jones opposite Kevin Walter at receiver in Andre Johnson's absence. Inactive for the Texans are FB James Casey, Q.B. T.J. Yates, WR Trindon Holliday, CB Brandon Harris, OG Thomas Austin, OT Andrew Gardner and WR Andre Johnson.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 02:43:00 PM

Derrick Mason says he's comfortable with the Texans offense heading into his Sunday debut.

"From what they've given me game plan-wise, I'm 100 percent," Mason said. "The things they're asking me to do Sunday I'm sure about. I'm confident I can go play full speed." ESPN New York reported Friday that Mason had failed to master the Jets playbook before being traded, so he shouldn't be expected to seamlessly fit into the Texans offense. He's a poor bye week fill-in for Week 6.
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 11:15:00 AM

The Jets were reportedly disappointed with Derrick Mason because he wasn't learning the playbook as quickly as expected.

Given his experience, a new playbook shouldn't have been a major hurdle for Mason. The 37-year-old flew home to Nashville every Monday and Tuesday to be with his family, though, leaving little time for diligent homework. On at least a couple of occasions, TV cameras caught Mason out of place because he didn't know the play. He can't be expected to be a major contributor for the Texans right out of the gate.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 09:40:00 AM

Derrick Mason fully plans to play in Week 6 against the Ravens.

"I will play Sunday," said Mason, who promised to be in his playbook "all night tonight, tomorrow morning, all the way up until Sunday." We don't doubt that Mason could learn enough in that short period of time, but he's lost his effectiveness as a receiver at age 37 1/2. He's not worth rostering in fantasy.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 06:51:00 PM

Texans acquired WR Derrick Mason from the Jets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

The writing was on the wall for Mason, who played just five snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots after criticizing the Jets' offense last week. Of course, those words probably wouldn't have mattered if he had done anything on the field. Mason hasn't, making 13 catches for 115 yards in five games. In Houston, he'll provide veteran insurance for a club expected to be without Andre Johnson for at least the next two weeks. Although Mason is joining an offense worlds ahead of New York's, it's hard to believe he's in for a meaningful uptick in production. 37 1/2 years old, Mason lost his ability to separate in Baltimore last season. The receiver-thin Ravens wouldn't have cut him in July if he had anything left.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 10:02:00 PM

Derrick Mason played just 5-of-53 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Jeremy Kerley played 18 snaps as Mason's grip on the No. 3 receiver job has been loosened. Coach Rex Ryan simply said that the team wanted to give Kerley "a few more shots." In other words, Mason's on-field production at age 37 is no longer useful and his critical post-game comments last week didn't help. Beat writer Rich Cimini even suggests that Mason could be cut at some point soon.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 09:14:00 AM

Derrick Mason caught just one pass for seven yards against the Patriots in Week 5.

Mason was noticeably absent throughout the game, losing playing time to rookie Jeremy Kerley, who caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. Mason's lone reception didn't come until late in the fourth quarter. Averaging just 23 yards per week, he's in danger of losing the No. 3 receiver job.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 08:17:00 PM

Derrick Mason made two catches for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Mason has now reeled in three or fewer catches in three of his first four games with Gang Green. On pace for 48 catches and 432 yards, the 37-year-old wideout's decline is continuing unabated.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 01:09:00 AM

Derrick Mason caught six passes for 45 yards in Week 3 against the Raiders.

The Jets employed a dink-and-dunk game-plan and Mason was the big winner, seeing a team high 10 targets. Still, at 37-years-old and only useful in short yardage situations, Mason can't be trusted on in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 09:49:00 PM

Derrick Mason caught one pass for 7 yards in a Week 2 win over Jacksonville.

Mason saw plenty of snaps, but just two targets. The 37-year-old won't be a fantasy option unless someone ahead of him gets hurt.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 04:41:00 PM

Derrick Mason caught three passes for 19 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Mason was targeted six times, but that was still good for only fifth amongst the Jets' stable of pass catchers. The 37-year-old wideout is unlikely to develop into a WR3 this season.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 01:12:00 AM