The veteran will be cut from Baltimore along with running back Willis McGahee, tight end Todd Heap and nose tackle Kelly Gregg. The Ravens entered the day $1 million over the salary cap set by the new collective bargaining agreement.
Mason was reportedly informed by general manager Ozzie Newsome on Monday about the news. He spoke with WBAL last evening to react according to the Baltimore Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg.
“This is just another chip on my shoulder,” Mason said. “This is something else that fuels me and makes me try to be as productive on the field as I can, whether that be in Baltimore — and I hope it is — or somewhere else. [My return] is solely up to them. I love Baltimore. The city embraced me. The organization is great from top to bottom. My first thing would be: ‘Why not Baltimore?’ They’re primed to win a Super Bowl and I don’t want to go nowhere else but a place that is primed to contend for a Super Bowl.”
Mason could return to Baltimore if he was willing to take a pay cut. Last night, rumors around the interwebs were flying around reporting the Mason and the Ravens were working on a one year deal.