Mason announces retirement

Derrick Mason has called an end to his 15-year NFL career, making the announcement official.

Mason, who was released toward the end of the season by the Houston Texans, made the announcement official to Aaron Wilson of

He had hinted at retirement last Friday when he made an appearance on WPRT-FM 102.5 The Game in Nashviille with Darren McFarland and his former Titans teammate Brad Hopkins.

"I'm done," Mason told Scout in a telephone interview "I won't be playing football. I only knew one play to play football, going all-out and having fun out there."

Mason spent the bulk of his career with Tennessee and Baltimore, then split this season with the new York Jets and Texans. He retires with 943 catches for 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.

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