The Ravens decision to cut Derrick Mason this summer wasn’t a popular one and was one that I contested after the NFL lockout. Mason eventually signed in Baltimore-North with Rex Ryan’s Jets, but was traded in mid-October to Houston.
On Monday, Mason was cut from the Texans roster just two months after he was acquired from New York.
At age 38, his career is likely finished. He finished with just six catches for 55 yards in seven games with the Texans. He left the Jets after complaining about offensive coordinator Bryan Schottenheimer’s play calling and played a small role in Houston as he will reportedly be replaced by Jeff Maehl, an undrafted rookie on Houston’s practice squad.
In Mason’s defense, Shottenheimer’s play calling did suck.
Mason was a two time Pro Bowler and fan favorite of Ravens fans. Thanks for the memories DMase.