Derrick Mason reportedly benched

Derrick Mason reportedly benched

The struggling New York Jets are dealing with internal problems, going so far as to issue a statement denying that wide receivers Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes and Derrick Mason each went to coach Rex Ryan to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

"The New York Jets deny a report this morning that wide receivers Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes and Derrick Mason have gone to Head Coach Rex Ryan individually in the past few weeks to question offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's system."

Now, ESPN New York is reporting that Mason was benched for rookie Jeremy Kerley during the Jets' loss to the New England Patriots.

"I'm not part of it," Mason told reporters. "I come here and do what they ask me to do and play good football. I've always said the play-caller makes the play-calls and the players have got to make them work. If we make them work then they're great play callers. If we don't make them work then everyone wants to jump on the OC."

Mason hasn't fit in with his new team so far this year, and Kerley caught a touchdown for the 2-3 Jets.

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