Mason expected to retire with Ravens

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

WR Derrick Mason is expected to retire as a member of the Baltimore Ravens Monday, multiple media outlets reported. 

The team will hold a press conference with Mason, head coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome on Monday at 3 p.m. ET. 

The 38-year-old Mason has caught 974 passes for 12,061 yards and 79 TDs in 15 NFL seasons. He played for Baltimore from 2005-10 after eight seasons in Tennessee (1997-2004). Mason played with the Jets and Texans in 2011, catching 19 passes for 170 yards. 

In his six seasons for the Ravens, Mason caught 471 passes for 5,777 yards and 29 TDs. He caught a career-best 103 passes in 2007.

Mason was the No. 98 pick in the 1997 NFL Draft for the then-Tennessee Oilers, who had moved from Houston after the '96 season. 

Mason was also an accomplished kick returner earlier in his career, returning a pair of punts and one kickoff for scores.