Veteran WR Derrick Mason says he is retiring
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason has decided to retire after 15 NFL seasons.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection caught 943 career passes for 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.
The 37-year-old Mason spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, later playing six seasons for the Baltimore Ravens.
Mason says he's done, that he "won't be playing football" anymore. He says he only knew one play to play, "going all-out and having fun out there."
He was cut by the Ravens in July, signed by the New York Jets and later traded to the Houston Texans.
Mason caught 19 passes for 170 yards this season with the Jets and Texans. He plans to pursue a career in broadcasting and has appeared on NFL Network recently.