Jets trade WR Mason to Texans

UPDATE: According to a source, the Jets will receive a conditional seventh-round draft pick from the Texans.

The Jets have dealt veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

According to McClain, the Jets will receive a conditional draft choice from the Texans.

The 37-year-old two-time Pro Bowl wideout was waived by the Ravens prior to training camp due to salary cap issues. Mason considered re-signing with the Ravens or his first team, the Oilers/Titans, prior to joining the Jets.

In five games this season, including two starts, Mason has 13 catches for 115 yards and zero touchdowns.

The New York Daily News reported on Sunday morning that Mason was one of three Jet receivers to confront head coach Rex Ryan to complain about Brian Schottenheimer’s offense, a report the Jets rejected in a statement released 90 minutes prior to their clash with the Patriots.

Mason played just a handful of snaps in Foxborough, hauling one pass for seven yards.

The Michigan State alum has reached 1,000 yards receiving eight times in his career, including three of his last four campaigns in Baltimore.

The former Spartan standout signed a two-year, $3.81 million contract with the Jets on August 7. That contract includes a $910,000 base salary for 2011, with the Texans paying him $642,352 over the course of the season.

Rookie fifth-round draft pick Jeremy Kerley is expected to take Mason’s spot in the slot at receiver.  The punt return specialist from Texas Christian caught his first three balls of the season in New England for 35 yards and a touchdown.


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