Some are starting to think that the sudden retirement of Ravens wide out Derrick Mason is nothing more the receiver trying to turn heads in order to get a new contract. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said today that he plans to visit with Mason “real soon” to try and change his number one receivers mind.
“It will be interesting to see where he’s at with everything,” Harbaugh said. “I know he’s gone through a lot with Steve McNair’s situation over the past few weeks.”
The Ravens are scrambling a bit with Mason walking away, as their wide out core is hurt big-time with losing their top wide out. Harbaugh seems to really feel that a good sit down with Mason will go a long way in trying to see if the receivers quick walk-away from the game is real or not.
“Obviously he’s got some things he’s going through,” Harbaugh said. “If he’s going to be on board, he’s going to be on board 100 percent plus. . . . I know if he decides to come back he will be completely and fully committed. If not, we’ll move on as a football lteam and be the very best football team we can be.”
As far as money goes, Maosn signed in 2005 a five-year deal worth $20 million. And he received a $7 million signing bonus. If Mason really does retire, the Ravens can recover $1.4 million from the WR.