Ravens Receiving Corps Iffy Following Mason’s Retirement

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Published: July 15, 2009

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... going into the 2009 NFL season. Mason, one of the best, if not the best receiver in Ravens history, has played in every game during his tenure with the Ravens and has caught for more 1000 yards in three of his four seasons in Baltimore.

The Ravens receiving corps has been a weakness of the team for most of the team's history, but Mason has been a consistent threat for the last few seasons and at times he was the passing game. Not to mention, Mason was instrumental in the development of one young Joe Flacco as he was the safety option for the rookie quarterback.

Now, he has retired. Mason was contemplating retirement since the end of the season and the Ravens would have preferred that if he did retire, he do so before the draft, not weeks before training camp. However, the death of his close friend and teammate, Steve McNair, surely weighed heavily on his decision and forced him to call it quits.

This decimates the Ravens receiving corps. At the momen...

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