Jul 13, 2009
In a surprise move on Monday, Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver, Derrick Mason, announced his retirement on a Jocklife.com, a website owned by Mason’s agent. Mason’s announcement brings to close a 12-year career that saw the wide out haul in 790 passes for 10,061 receiving yards and 52 TDs.
Bruno Boys Take: Mason’s decision to call it quits after 12 years in the league is indeed a big surprise, especially considering the receiver had one of the finer years of his career in 2008, going for 1,037 yards and 5 TDs, numbers that led to Mason being ranked 37th among wide receivers in the first release of our 2009 Pre-Season Webazine. Mason’s departure will hurt the Ravens, particularly quarterback Joe Flacco, who developed a nice rapport with the veteran during his rookie campaign. Mark Clayton now becomes the team’s number one option at the wide receiver position, which could make for a strong value pick in this year’s fantasy drafts.