Jets Sign Derrick Mason

According to multiple sources, the Jets have agreed to a deal with wide receiver Derrick Mason.  Mason confirmed the signing on Twitter.

Averaging 66 catches per season in his fourteen-year career, Mason is a great third receiver for the Jets.  Any way you spin it, he’s been a better player than Cotchery has been for the Jets.

Any way you spin it, Holmes-Burress-Mason-Kerley-Turner-McKnight is a really solid receiving corps.  I think Jeremy Kerley will surprise a lot of people this season.  I wouldn’t be shocked if he proved himself as a top-three receiver.

Jets fans now have little to worry about concerning their passing game, even with Jerricho Cotchery gone.

Jets Training Camp News (August 5, 2011)

– Jerricho Cotchery has officially been released by the Jets.  Reports now say that it’s Cotchery that wanted to leave, not the other way around.  Jerricho apparently requested a trade or to be released back in February.

– Derrick Mason hasn’t been signed yet, which comes as a huge surprise.  If he doesn’t come here, the Jets need to find a third receiver.  Jeremy Kerley has potential, but he is just an unproven rookie as of now.

– The Patriots signed Mark Anderson today.  Hopefully this means Shaun Ellis will stay away from New England.  I will be very disappointed if the Jets let Ellis go.

– James Ihedigbo still hasn’t been signed.  With Brodney Pool returning, you have to wonder if the Jets will re-sign Ihedigbo.  He definitely still has a role on this team on special teams and as an occasional sub-in at safety.

– Former Giants tight end Kevin Boss signed with the Raiders today.  His four-year, $16 million deal was way too much for the Jets to offer.

Jets Training Camp News (August 4, 2011)

– Derrick Mason will take a physical today.  If he passes, he’s a Jet.  Mason will be the team’s third receiver.

–  Jerricho Cotchery will be released today.  His cap hit was nearly $4 million this year, but I’m not sure how much the team would save by cutting him.

– I may be in the minority, but I think this is a good move.   When you can’t practice the first day of camp, you know that’s a bad thing.   Just wait until he starts to get hit.  He’s one freak play away from his career being over.  I’d rather allocate that money elsewhere.   If we do nothing, it’s a terrible move.   But if we put the money to good use, it’s a great move.

– Plaxico Burress tweaked his ankle today, but it’s not believed to be serious.  Plax will sit out for a bit, but he has downplayed what we think is just a minor injury.

– (7:30 PM) Shaun Ellis worked out with the Patriots today.  No word yet on a possible deal.  I suggest the Jets do everything in their power from stopping a potential deal from happening, as it would be a slap in the face to the franchise.

– (8:25) Braylon Edwards has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the 49ers.  Unbelievable.  I expected a four or five year deal for at least around $7 million per year.  Why couldn’t the Jets have re-signed him for that price?