Robert Meachem WR NO 1 Month

Meachem (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Meachem didn't practice all week, making it seem as if he's on the pessimistic side of questionable. He has played on just under 30 percent of New Orleans' snaps this year, so if he's absent it could result in a noticeable boost in Kenny Stills' play count.

Robert Meachem WR NO 1 Month

Meachem (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

Since Meachem landed on the injury report last Thursday, he's failed to practice, resulting in his first DNP of the season this past Sunday. No matter, Drew Brees' spread-the-wealth philosophy has resulted in Meachem's barren line, which includes five receptions (on 17 targets) for 85 yards through eight games.

Robert Meachem WR NO 1 Month

Meachem (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, the Saints' official site reports.

Meachem only entered the Saints' injury report Thursday, but back-to-back DNPs to end the week forecast his first absence of the season. With merely five catches (on 17 targets) for 85 yards through eight contests, though, he really isn't a consideration in the vast majority of formats.

Robert Meachem WR NO 1 Month

Meachem (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

Meachem didn't practice Friday, so it seems like he's not a great bet to suit up. He's far into the periphery of the New Orleans offense these days, however, so any absence wouldn't impact much.

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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.

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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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 8 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.