Jets waive Hodges and Mason

The New York Jets have waived P Reggie Hodges and RB Marcus Mason. The announcement was made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Hodges (6-0, 235/Ball State/Champaign, IL), originally signed to the Jets active roster on Sept. 7, 2008, has punted in 20 NFL games, 12 in 2008. He has a career 42.8 average on 44 punts, with a 35.5 net average and 23 punts inside-the-20 yard-line. Hodges was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft (210th overall) by the St. Louis Rams. He appeared in five games for the Rams, before he was waived Oct. 10. He then signed with the Eagles on Nov. 2 and appeared in three games, before he was waived Nov. 22. Hodges participated in training camp for the Colts in 2006 and 2007 and for the Seahawks in 2008.

Mason (RB, 5-9, 215, Youngstown State) was originally signed by the Redskins as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 2, 2007, and waived Aug. 31, 2008. He was signed to Baltimore's practice squad on Sept. 3, 2008, before the Jets signed him to their active roster on Oct. 29. Mason led the NFL in rushing during the 2008 preseason with 317 rushing yards. He was inactive for seven games during the 2008 season before being waived by the Jets and signed to the practice squad.

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