Ravens Will Work Out Receivers This Friday

Kendrick DavisCorrespondent IJuly 20, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 10:  Wide receiver Derrick Mason #85 of the Baltimore Ravens walks off the field after defeating the Tennessee Titans 13-10 during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

While Derrick Mason's retirement remains a question mark, the Ravens will not waste time on Friday by working out some receivers regardless of Mason coming back or staying retired.

Mason made his shocking retirement announcement to Jocklife.com last Monday. However, there is no word on whether or not he filed his retirement papers to the NFL.

This week he will meet coach John Harbaugh about his future with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Nashville City Paper reports the Ravens will hold a workout on Friday for free agent former Titans/Rams WR receiver Drew Bennett. Drew started his career in Tennessee in 2001 as an undrafted wide receiver.

He played for six seasons, then he became a free agent. Bennett signed a six-year, $30 million deal with $10 million guaranteed with the St. Louis Rams, where spent his two years before suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week One of last season against Philadelphia

Bennett was released by St. Louis on Feb. 25, 2009.

Jason La Confora of NFL.com reported that former Seahawks/Panthers WR D.J. Hackett will also try out for the Ravens on Friday. Hackett played four seasons with the Seahawks before becoming a free agent. The Panthers signed him to a two-year, $3.5 million contract, but he was released on the same day as Bennett. 

Hopefully, Derrick Mason changes his mind and comes back to Baltimore. We are in dire need of receivers, whether we get Mason back or sign a free agent receiver.

I have faith, and so does Raven Nation, that Mr. 85 will return.