Mason to return to Baltimore

Wide receiver Derrick Mason has agreed to re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens after accepting terms on a two-year deal.

Mason’s future with the team appeared unclear after the Ravens obtained free agent wideout Donte’ Stallworth and traded for wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Mason also hinted after the 2009 season that he might retire, and there was also a chance he would sign with another team as an unrestricted free agent.

But now he’s set to play a fifth season in Baltimore, and the Ravens are delighted to have him back.

Coach John Harbaugh called the news of Mason’s return “outstanding.”

The 36-year-old Mason had 73 catches for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009.