Jets ship Derrick Mason to Texans

Admin - October 11, 2011

The New York Jets traded WR Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans for a conditional 7th round draft pick. Mason, who was signed as a free agent to replace WR Jerricho Cotchery, was one of the three Jets offensive players who supposedly went to Rex Ryan to voice his displeasure with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. As a result, Mason saw limited action against the Patriots on Sunday and was replaced by rookie WR Jeremy Kerley as #3 wide receiver. Kerley played well, catching 3 passes for 35 yards, including the first touchdown of his NFL career.

Mason, 37, caught 13 passes for 115 yards for the Jets this season. He caught just one pass against New England, but it was a significant one, as Mason became just 18th player in NFL history with 12,000 career receptions.