Mason Waived, Brisiel Plays on Fractured Leg
Patrick D. Starr
The Houston Texans on Monday released veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason who has been nothing, but a disappointment since his acquisition from the New York Jets. Mason was dealt for a conditional 7th round draft pick, but it looks like the Texans will keep their draft pick. Mason failed to meet the condition of the deal, Mason needed 26 receptions over the last three games in order for the New York Jets to get the Texans pick.
Mason in 7 games with the Texans had 6 receptions for 55 yards and had failed to do anything to make himself a threat in the offense. Mason was traded for to provide depth and bring an immediate impact to a depleted receiver position after week 4.
With Mason's release expect Trindon Holliday or Jeff Maehl, both on the practice squad, to be early candidates to take Mason's spot on the active roster.
Once again the Texans were hit with the injury bug when starting right guard Mike Brisiel fractured his leg early in the Bengals game, he will be out 3-4 weeks maybe more. It is the same exact injury safety Danieal Manning suffered early in the season, but with quick surgery Manning has made a full recovery and is back after a month absence. Brisiel looks like he will avoid the injured reserve, he had surgery first thing Monday morning to repair the fracture.
Antoine Caldwell, will take the spot of Brisiel in the meantime. Caldwell has started 10 games for the Texans in 25 appearances for the Texans. It would be safe to say there will little be fall off with the offensive line play with Caldwell coming back as a starter.