Published: July 20th, 2009 | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns, D.J. Hackett, Derek Anderson, Derrick Mason, Drew Bennett, Kevin Carter, Miami Dolphins, Ronnie Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While Derrick Mason remains in retirement purgatory, the Ravens will begin looking at free-agent wide receivers to replace the veteran. Mason announced his intentions last week, although there has been no report of him officially filing his retirement papers.
Meanwhile, the Nashville City Paper reports the Ravens will hold a Friday workout that includes former Titans and Rams WR Drew Bennett, per a league source. Our own Jason La Canfora notes the feeling around the league that the door is far from closed on Mason returning to the Ravens, and he says D.J. Hackett also is among the receivers who will work out for the Ravens.
A couple of other notable stories Around The Web:
- With the Browns on the eve of an open training-camp competition between QBs Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, a rival AFC executive tells The Plain Dealer that his team will put eight players in the box against Quinn and dare him to throw downfield.
- A note in The Miami Herald says the Dolphins have had “preliminary conversations about a contract extension” for RB Ronnie Brown, according to his agent. The two sides are expected to speak further during training camp.
- Bucaneers.com notes the team has no heir apparent to DE Kevin Carter and could resort to a combination of Jimmy Wilkerson, Stylez G. White and rookie Kyle Moore.