View Full Version : Mason ends retirement, returns to Ravens

08-01-2009, 04:50 PM
- Baltimore Ravens (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/ravens) wide receiver Derrick Mason (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/3988) emerged from retirement Saturday, less than three weeks after abruptly announcing the end to his 12-year career. Mason called team owner Steve Bisciotti on Saturday morning, expressing his desire to return. The 35-year-old Mason showed up at training camp after the morning practice session and met with general manager Ozzie Newsome.
The Ravens then announced that Mason would be in uniform for Sunday's practice.
"It was a tough decision, but I think it was a good decision for me to come back," Mason said in a statement. "I needed to evaluate my life, football and my career.