John McClain covers the Texans for the Houston Chronicle.
This is somewhat surprising, as Rex predicted Mason would have somewhere between 90 – 100 catches this season. Clearly, Mason hasn’t lived up to that hype, and it has seemed he never truly felt comfortable in Green and White. Mason made headlines when he complained to the media about the Jets offense, and he was benched during last weeks game vs. the Patriots for his lack of performance. With Andre Johnson injured, this move makes all the sense in the world for the Texans. From the Jets standpoint, Jeremy Kerley now will step in and be the 3rd WR.
The Jets now have one open spot on the 53-man roster.