New York Jets Officially Sign Derrick Mason

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Despite it seeming a foregone conclusion earlier in the week, Derrick Mason flapped in the wind for a few days before officially reaching a decision today to join the New York Jets. Fortunately for the team’s depth concerns, he will come on board and immediately become the slot receiver and provide good insurance if Plaxico Burress can’t stay healthy.

Here is a look at Mason’s stats the previous four seasons, as you can see he still has the ability to be very productive:

  • 2010 – 61 receptions, 802 yards, 7 touchdowns
  • 2009 – 73 receptions, 1,028 yards, 7 touchdowns
  • 2008 – 80 receptions, 1,037 yards, 5 touchdowns
  • 2007 – 103 receptions, 1,087 yards, 5 touchdowns

However, the Jets have now had serious turnover from this year to last year at wide receiver. Consider that last year their top four receivers were Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, and Brad Smith…they are now Holmes, Plaxico Burress, Derrick Mason, and Jeremy Kerley.

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