Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 12/13/11
There was news yesterday that Derrick Mason was waived by the Texans, meaning of course that it’s official that the Jets ‘trade’ of Mason to Houston will net them nothing. While we weren’t holding our breath that the Jets would have received any compensation, it was worth a shot by the Jets … at least it was better than just releasing the veteran outright.  And that wasn’t all bad news for the Jets anyway.  Mason’s departure gave Kerley the chance to step into a role he’ll most likely occupy for many years to come. As far as the Texans, it just goes to show that even with all the injuries they’ve had this year, they’re still willing to let a veteran player walk to allow a practice squadder some reps down the stretch.  That’s pretty alarming and just goes to show how quickly Mason has fallen.  So whatever happened with Mason and the Jets behind closed doors – his inability to produce on the field was just as much a question.  Last year he had 61 catches and 7 TDs, this year he’s
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