Brandt: More trades on the way?
With two deals already in the books, Gil Brandt looks at seven more that should go down before Tuesday's trade deadline. More ...
"Things didn't work out on the field with Derrick," said Tannenbaum, who contended it was the Texans who initially approached him about a trade. "With that said, we were committed to trying to make it work and get him to play better on the field at a level that he was accustomed to and what we were expecting."
We're sure Mason disagrees his play warranted a move, and the argument can certainly be made that the wideout was made the scapegoat for the three-game losing streak that has put the Jets' season in peril.
"When we looked at all the factors, as far as what was best for us," Tannenbaum said, "that's the decision we arrived at."
"I wouldn't say surprised. He's going to a beautiful situation," Burress said. "The situation he's going into he can't really be too upset going there. He's going to a place where they're going to feature him. He's going to get the ball and he's going to do very well."
Not all players were as effusive in their praise of Mason, who was signed to replace Jerricho Cotchery, a respected team leader.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.