QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
1 month ago

Meredith (knee) attended practice Tuesday but didn't participate, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 2016 breakout star has been been limited to six games and nine receptions the past two years, struggling to make it all the way back from the ACL tear he suffered in August 2017. Meredith had a knee scope in November and was limited during the offseason program. He'll have a tough time pushing Ted Ginn or Tre'Quan Smith for playing time, but Meredith should at least have a decent shot at making the 53-man roster given that he agreed to reduce his base salary from $3.4 million to $1.3 million. Of course, he'll need to receive medical clearance for training camp in order to make his case.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
2 months ago

Meredith (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back in December, Meredith sounded confident that he'd be ready for offseason workouts. Five months later, it seems he hasn't made enough progress with his surgically repaired left knee to be granted permission to partake in team activities. Meredith was at least seen working off to the sidelines with a trainer, according to Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, but it's not clear how long it might be until the four-year vet is full-go. Regardless, Meredith benefits from the fact that New Orleans didn't draft or sign a high-profile newcomer this offseason. When healthy, he'll compete with Austin Carr, Keith Kirkwood and Simmie Cobbs for slotting behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Tre'Quan Smith

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
4 months ago

Meredith (knee) has agreed to a reduced salary to remain with the Saints in 2019, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meredith was previously set to make $3.4 million in 2019, but that number will now drop to $1.3 million. In the wake of a disappointing 2018 campaign in which the receiver played just six games thanks to knee injuries, Meredith was likely a candidate to be let go if he didn't accept the pay cut. Entering the draft, Meredith doesn't appear to be anything more than the potential No. 4 receiver in New Orleans behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Tre'Quan Smith.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
6 months ago

Meredith (knee) expects to be healthy for the start of OTAs in May, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meredith inked a two-year, $9.6 million contract with the Saints last April but was unable to gain a foothold due to complications with his surgically-repaired left knee. Overall, he scattered nine catches (on 10 targets) for 114 yards and one TD across 126 offensive snaps before undergoing arthroscopic surgery between Weeks 9 and 10 and being placed on injured reserve. While he's not a candidate to return during New Orleans' upcoming playoff run, Meredith is aiming for renewed health by the time the offseason program begins in earnest.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
8 months ago

Meredith, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday, will undergo arthroscopic procedure to clean address the persistent swelling he has endured in his surgically repaired left knee, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Sean Payton said the Saints are optimistic the cleanup surgery will provide a permanent fix for the swelling Meredith has experienced in the same knee he tore during the 2017 preseason. That injury forced him to miss all of last season, with Meredith ultimately landing with the Saints after the Bears declined to match the two-year, $9.6 million deal New Orleans offered. While the first year of that deal proved to be a bust, the Saints are hopeful a healthy Meredith can serve as a quality complement to No. 1 wideout Michael Thomas in 2019. As for the remainder of this season, the Saints will turn to the newly signed Dez Bryant along with rookie Tre'Quan Smith and slot man Austin Carr to offer depth behind Thomas in the receiver ranks. Ted Ginn (knee) is also a candidate to return from IR later in the season to provide additional relief.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
8 months ago

Meredith will be placed on injured reserve by the Saints and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meredith missed the entire 2017 season after tearing both his ACL and MCL in the preseason, and was inactive for the first two games of 2018, seemingly due to lingering effects. He had also been an afterthought in the offense of late, going without a catch (and under 20 snaps) in three consecutive games. Now there is a second narrative behind his lower usage, as well as additional context behind Wednesday's signing of free agent receiver Dez Bryant. Meredith is expected to recover in full, and should be available for the second year of his contract in 2019.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
8 months ago

Meredith (knee) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meredith has been target-free for three consecutive games, averaging just 13.3 offensive snaps weekly during that stretch. With the addition of Dez Bryant on Wednesday, Meredith is a candidate to fall further in the pecking order at receiver within an offense that revolves around Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Before he can figure out his new standing, though, Meredith will have to prove the health of his left knee.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
8 months ago

Meredith was not targeted in Sunday's win against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

This was the third week in a row that Meredith did not receive even a single target and he played just 13 of the Saints' 71 offensive snaps. With Tre'Quan Smith locked in as the team's No. 2 receiver and even Austin Carr (15 snaps) seeing more playing time than him, Meredith can probably be dropped in most formats.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
8 months ago

Meredith (knee) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

In three opportunities to take advantage of Ted Ginn's (knee) placement on IR, Meredith has struck just one time (five catches for 71 yards Week 5 against the Redskins). Since the Saints returned from an ensuing bye, Meredith has been blanked in back-to-back games, going without a target both times. It's difficult to forecast much in the passing attack beyond No. 1 wideout Michael Thomas (shoulder) and the backfield duo of Alvin Kamara (illness) and Mark Ingram. Therefore, Meredith's viability is hanging by a thread as he continues to make regular appearances on the injury report.

QCameron Meredith
WR NO (9)
8 months ago

Meredith (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Meredith has failed to capitalize on Ted Ginn's IR stint, essentially splitting the No. 3 receiver job with slot specialist Austin Carr. There's some hope for increased involvement if the condition of his knee improves, but we can't expect much of a workload Sunday against the Rams.