November 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Robert Meachem (12) on the bench during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. The Ravens won 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Unable to Find Trade Partner for Robert Meachem

The San Diego Chargers hoped that Robert Meachem would fill the void left by Vincent Jackson when he departed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not only did he not fill the void, he created a void.

In fifteen games with the Bolts last season, his first in San Diego, Meachem caught a grand total of fourteen balls for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns. The former New Orleans Saints wide receiver has struggled since his breakout 2009 campaign and now the Chargers have looked around the league to trade the five year veteran, but have found no takers, this according to an ESPN Q&A session:

Derek from San Diego wants to know if I think the Chargers could trade receiver Robert Meachem before the season starts.

BW: I highly doubt it. The Chargers have to find a desperate team. Meachem is owed $5 million guaranteed. It is virtually impossible to think any team would take on that type of money for a bottom-of-the-rotation player.

Meachem, who’s two lone touchdowns came against his former team signed a four year, $25.5 million dollar deal with the Chargers last season which included a $7.5 million dollar signing bonus.

Money not well spent, obviously.

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