Derrick Mason ready to fly with New York Jets

By Marc A. Greenberg

“Jet fuel is full time to fly!!!!!” Derrick Mason wrote on Twitter, after agreeing to join the New York Jets.

Let’s hope there is some fuel in the tank left for the 37 year old.

While it’s a big acquisition for the Jets as after Mason, there really isn’t much left out there, he is 37, so his ability to gain separation against man-to-man coverage may be an issue.   With eight 1,000-yard seasons and 61 catches for 802 yards last season, he’s not chopped liver.

Probably the No. 3 receiver, look for Mason as the slot option for QB Mark Sanchez.

Terms of Mason’s deal were not disclosed.

Jets rookie receiver Jeremy Kerley, who had been wearing No. 85, Mason’s number since his second year in the NFL, tweeted that he would give it up out of respect to Mason.

So, let’s recap the Jets receiving corp:

Last season, the team had Santonio Holmes, Brad Smith, Braylon Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery.

Today, it’s Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Mason.