Several Ravens defensive players reveled in the opportunity to hit former teammate Derrick Mason when the New York Jets came to M&T Bank Stadium two Sundays ago.
They’ll apparently get another opportunity this week as the Houston Texans have traded a conditional draft pick to the New York Jets for the 37-year-old wide receiver, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The compensation will reportedly be a seventh-round pick, per Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.
Needing help at the receiver position after losing dynamic playmaker Andre Johnson against the Steelers two weeks ago, the Texans will hope Mason has something left in the tank after he played five unproductive games with the Jets. It was apparent Mason’s relationship with the New York coaching staff was crumbling after he was benched in the first half of the Jets’ loss to the Patriots on Sunday amid reports of Mason complaining about his role in the offense.
Mason had just 13 catches for 115 yards in five games for the Jets and was supplanted by Jeremy Kerley as the Jets’ No. 3 receiver on Sunday.