Derrick Mason expected to retire as a Raven on Monday afternoon

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
Mason will walk away No. 1 for a lot of Baltimore records. (US Presswire)

Derrick Mason had a heck of a career, catching 943 passes for 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns over 15-years in the NFL.

That career is expected to end on Monday, as it's believed that Mason will announce his retirement as a Raven at a press conference called by Baltimore for 3 p.m. ET Monday.

Mason tweeted that he can "walk away" feeling good about the decision, and the Ravens team website leads with the headline "Mason Expected to Retire a Raven."
Mason was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft and made one Pro Bowl (and was named an All-Pro) with the Titans in 2000. He spent eight years with the Oilers/Titans and just six years with the Ravens, but leaves the game as the Baltimore's all-time franchise leader in receptions (471) and receiving yards (5,777).

Mason, who never missed a game as a Raven, will walk away from football 19th on the receiving yardage list in NFL history.

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