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Jets GM confirms Derrick Mason trade to Houston

October 12, 2011 | 11:43 am

New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum has confirmed the trade of Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans.

Tannenbaum said Wednesday at a press conference that “things didn't work out on the field with Derrick” and that the Jets took advantage of the opportunity when the Texans called to inquire about Mason.

The teams agreed to the trade of Mason for an undisclosed draft pick late Tuesday night, two days after Mason had one pass thrown his way in the Jets' 30-21 loss to the New England Patriots. Rookie Jeremy Kerley mostly filled Mason's role as the Jets' No.3 receiver during that game.

Tannenbaum insists the move had nothing to do with critical comments Mason made recently -- that the team had "cracks" that needed fixing.

Coach Rex Ryan also said Monday that Mason's diminished role on Sunday had nothing to do with the receiver's comments.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Derrick Mason. Credit: Kelley L. Cox / US Presswire