Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 12, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT
Derrick Mason sounds happy to no longer be with the Jets.
The 37-year-old Texans receiver said it was “a breath of fresh air” to “come to a situation where they want you & they believe in what you can do.”
Well, he’s right about the Jets not wanting him. That’s why they dumped him for what will likely amount to a bag of footballs. The Jets say Mason’s performance was the reasonwhy they traded him. Ultimately we believe that was the biggest factor in his release.
If Mason was producing, the Jets would put up with his complaining. Heck, they gave Santonio Holmes a huge contract and he complains all the time. Mason wasn’t producing, and it’s hard to imagine that will change much in Houston.
Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com relays word that Mason says he will play Sunday, and will be spending all his time learning the playbook until the game.
The Ravens, meanwhile, will prepare to face their former teammate for their second straight game. Baltimore held Mason to 37 yards on two catches last time out.