Jerricho Cotchery just didn’t see himself fitting in with the Jets anymore. So the wide receiver did what he felt he needed to do. Cotchery asked for his release, the Jets obliged — and he went shopping.
One week after Jerricho Cotchery was granted his requested release from the Jets, the wide receiver found a new home. The 29-year-old fan favorite is headed to Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ arena. Otherwise known as the Jets’ house of horrors.
Plaxico Burress is waiting for the Jets to stop playing it safe and turn him loose on the practice field. “I don’t think full yet,” coach Rex Ryan said. “We’re just trying to avoid that big setback, but he’s doing more and more.”
Santonio Holmes. Plaxico Burress. Derrick Mason. It’s the Jets’ revamped receiving corps, Mark Sanchez believes it can be even better than the group he threw to last season.
Mark Sanchez went as far as comparing the New York Jets’ defense to the legendary 1985 Bears during today’s press conference. Peter Schwartz brings you that and the latest Jets’ training camp developments.
There are many out there who cannot understand the Jets’ logic in releasing a revered 29-year-old wide receiver and replacing him with 37-year-old. But in the case of Derrick Mason, if that’s the fans’ only argument, they don’t have a leg to stand on.
Derrick Mason thought about going back to Baltimore. He considered Tennessee, too. There was just something about the Jets that outweighed everything else.
Derrick Mason has signed a two-year deal with New York Jets and said he was “blindsided” by their interest.
It appears the Jets have found their new slot receiver. According to reports, veteran Derrick Mason has decided to join Gang Green.
With Derrick Mason still reportedly mulling a contract offer from the Jets and Thursday’s late twist that Jerricho Cotchery asked to be released from the team, fans are left wondering: what went wrong?
When you cover an NFL team, just about anything can happen on any day at training camp. Teams are always bringing guys in, cutting players, and repeating the process.
The Jets released popular wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery Thursday, apparently clearing the way for veteran Derrick Mason to sign with the team. But in a late twist to the story, Rex Ryan said that was the way Cotchery wanted it.
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