NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the New York Jets have agreed to trade wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick.
Tuesday night’s move comes just five games into Mason’s stint with the Jets after he signed with them and reunited with Rex Ryan in early August. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team had announced the trade.
Mason’s role was greatly diminished in New York’s 30-21 loss at New England on Sunday, while rookie Jeremy Kerley mostly filled his spot as the No. 3 receiver.
The 37-year-old Mason spent the last six seasons with Baltimore, Ryan’s former team, before choosing the Jets over a return with the Ravens or the Tennessee Titans.