The New York Jets have been aggressive in free agency these past two seasons. Now, they are on the verge of adding locker room leader WR Derrick Mason from Rex’s old Ravens who will put the Jets wide receiving unit – in an offense with influence from newly added Tom Moore – into the discussion of best in the league.
Mason is on his way to take a physical in the Big Apple tomorrow and, if he passes, they plan on signing the fiercely competitive wideout (Matt Rybaltowski, CBS Sports).
Derrick Mason, a returner and back-up his first three seasons, has eight 1000-yard seasons and has caught 66 touchdowns and an additional 2 TDs and a punt return TD in 16 career playoff games (11 as a starter).
Jerricho Cotchery is still on the team as well.
Across the AFC East, I really feel for Chad Henne. While he was quite inconsistent in his second year as starter, no one should ever judge someone based on PRACTICE. Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas, Davone Bess, and a healthy Brandon Marshall will give him a chance to compete in this fully tricked-out division. The prognosis for the Steve Johnson-Lee Evans-Marcus Easley-Brad Smith Bills isn’t as good, but we’ll see.