Derrick Mason retiring as a Raven today

Street Talk Derrick Mason retiring as a Raven today

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OWINGS MILLS — Veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason will officially retire as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday at 3 p.m. at the Ravens’ training complex that will include Mason, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh.

The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was cut by the Ravens last summer and spent time with the New York Jets and Houston Texans.

The Ravens discussed bringing Mason back after releasing him, but were unable to come to an agreement and he signed with the Jets.

Mason is the Ravens’ all-time franchise leader with 471 receptions, 5,777 yards and catches in a single season with 103 receptions in 2007.

Mason played in the NFL for 15 seasons, finishing his career with 943 receptions for 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.

Mason set an NFL record for all-purpose yards in a single season with 2,659 yards that was broken by Darren Sproles last year.

A former Tennessee Titans fourth-round draft pick from Michigan State, Mason caught the pass that gave the late Steve McNair 30,000 passing yards for his career against the Buffalo Bills.

Mason announced his retirement on Jan. 9 after being cut by the Texans on Dec. 12.

He was traded to the Texans from the Jets for a conditional seventh-round draft pick last October.

He caught 19 passes for 170 yards last season.


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Aaron Wilson

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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