Baltimore Ravens Derrick Mason Retired: What This Means for the Cleveland Browns

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Published: July 19, 2009

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... if Mangini will be successful (oh please be successful Mangini), but it still makes a difference.

In week three of last season, the Browns got blown out by the Ravens 28-10 in their first meeting. In this game, Mason had four receptions for 42 yards.

Last season, in week nine when the Browns and the Baltimore Ravens had second first meeting, the Browns defense got destroyed giving the Ravens the 37-27 win.

In that game, Mason had nine receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown.

Against the Browns in 2008, Mason had 13 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown. The 35-year-old, 12 year veteran was a great receiver for Baltimore and played well against the Browns. Without him things will be easier.

Why?

1. With Mason gone, other receivers will be depended on.

The predicted starters now are Michael Clayton and Demetrius Williams. Behind them Marcus Smith, Justin Harper, and Kelley Washington will battle it out.

Though ...

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