Jets land Derrick Mason

The New York Jets completed their wide receiver makeover with the addition of Derrick Mason today.

The 37-year-old veteran selected the Jets over the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans, both clubs he played for previously. The Ravens had released Mason in a cost-cutting move.

Now, the Jets have added Mason and Plaxico Burress to a corps led by Santonio Holmes, who was re-signed at the start of free agency with a $50 million, five-year contract. It was a big move because New York must become more explosive in the passing game this year with quarterback Mark Sanchez. Getting Mason gives him a reliable target across from Holmes, even if he isn’t an every-down player any longer.

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