Robert Meachem WR NO 7 Days
Meachem caught three passes on five targets for 37 yards in Sunday's loss in Cleveland.
A week after failing to make a catch in the season opener, Meachem actually had the second-most receiving yards for the Saints against the Browns, as Drew Brees connected with eight different receivers on the day. Still, Meachem, who was cut this offseason before being re-signed before the opener, is used primarily as a blocker and is unlikely to make any fantasy impact on a crowded receiver depth chart in New Orleans.
Robert Meachem WR NO 19 Days
The Saints have re-signed Meachem, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Meachem, who was let go four days ago when the Saints trimmed their roster to 53 players, returns to add experience and depth to the team's wideout mix, but he's a break or two away from fantasy relevance at this stage.
Robert Meachem WR NO 23 Days
Meachem has been released by the Saints, WDSU.com reports.
Meachem was largely valued by the Saints for his blocking ability, but that wasn't enough to keep him ahead of Nick Toon and Joseph Morgan on the depth chart. With Charles Hawkins also getting the axe, New Orleans will presumably open the season with five wide receivers. If Meachem catches on elsewhere, it will likely just be as a fourth or fifth receiver.
Robert Meachem WR NO 29 Days
Meachem's roster spot may be in jeopardy, though Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune slotted Meachem into his 53-man roster projection with the news that Kenny Stills aggravated his quadriceps injury in the team's third preseason game against the Colts.
Joe Morgan and Nick Toon saw several more reps with the first-team offense than Meachem, who failed to catch a pass in Saturday's exhibition. Plus, Marques Colston lined up as a single receiver in a designed run play Saturday, which was a role that had been strictly designated for Meachem. If he's seeing fewer reps and not participating on run plays, Meachem's time with New Orleans could be up, though even if he makes the Saints' 53-man roster, he likely holds little, if any, fantasy value.
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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett gives Robert Meachem a 50-50 chance at making the final roster.
Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks and Kenny Stills are locked in as the top-three wideouts. After that, there will be heated competition between Meachem, Nick Toon, Joe Morgan and UDFA Brandon Coleman. Meachem's blocking ability and experience in the scheme are pluses, but his age (30) will be an issue. The Saints typically only dress four wideouts on Sundays.
Robert Meachem WR NO 5 Months
Saints re-signed WR Robert Meachem to a one-year contract.
After one miserable season in San Diego, Meachem returned to New Orleans in 2013 to catch 16 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns as a situational deep threat. Entering his age-30 season, Meachem will try and fill that role again in 2014 but should face competition from Joe Morgan and a rookie.
Robert Meachem WR NO 7 Months
The Saints and free agent Robert Meachem have had "some initial talks" about a new contract.
There's no sense of urgency here, even with Meachem set to hit the open market next week. He'll turn 30 in September, is coming off a 16-324-2 season and flopped horrifically when he signed with the Chargers in 2012. If the Saints do end up losing Meachem, they can easily plug restricted free agent Joe Morgan into his role.
Robert Meachem WR NO 7 Months
New Orleans and free agent Robert Meachem's representatives reportedly have discussed the possibility of a new contract.
The move would make sense as the Saints probably value Meachem more than any other team in the NFL. Sean Payton values Meachem's ability to block downfield, and Meachem had a disastrous stint with San Diego the last time he left New Orleans. No matter what happens, Meachem is unlikely to be a fantasy factor in 2014.
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ESPN.com's Todd Archer expects the Cowboys to show interest in free agent Robert Meachem this offseason.
Meachem would be no higher than the Cowboys' No. 4 receiver if signed, but could brought in as a low-paid veteran to replace Miles Austin, who is widely expected to be released as a post-June 1 cut. Meachem, 29, had 16 catches, 324 yards, and two touchdowns in 15 games with the Saints in 2013. He'll be limited to non-guaranteed one-year deals in free agency.
Robert Meachem WR NO 8 Months
Robert Meachem caught two passes for 69 yards in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.
52 of Meachem's yards came on a fluky fourth-quarter pass that should have been intercepted by Earl Thomas. Instead, the ball bounced off Thomas' hands right into Meachem's bread basket. Released by the Chargers in August, Meachem proved he wasn't dead for the Saints by catching 16 passes for 324 yards in 15 games, but is no guarantee to be back for 2014. Going on 30, the deep-ball specialist is headed to the open market.