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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  • Roger Martinez

    Another bad decision by the former GM Smith.

  • Bill Nichols

    He can chop wood and carry water. Is about all. My god don’t cut any others cause we are stuck w an over paid water boy. Put his ass to work, cleaning equipment, lockers, carryingVincent Browns helmet whwhatever, then cut his throat next year.

  • Paul Hamlyn

    um…

  • John Alton

    Well, lets see what McCoy can do with him. Turner was not exactly the best coach.

  • OP Bolt

    I’m confused. The title of the article states that the “…Chargers Unable to Find Trade Partner for Robert Meachem”, which means they have tried to trade him and have been unsuccessful (so far). The article itself states that they have (in fact) tried to trade him but have found no takers based on an ESPN source. However, the quote from the ESPN source (Bill Williamson), which is supposed to validate the title and the claim that the Chargers have not been able to trade Meachem, says no such thing. His quote merely provides his opinion that they would have a hard time trading him sometime in the future.

    Do you have evidence that they have indeed tried to trade him?

    • alamo889

      I think it`s obvious that they`ve tried to trade him.

      • OP Bolt

        Are you stating a fact, or providing an opinion? It is my opinion that they should try to trade him, but it is not obvious to me that they have, if fact, tried to trade him. For myself, I would be surprised if they haven’t tried to trade him and
        personally I would love to see the Chargers get something for him but I haven’t seen any reported efforts.

  • 1961 Fan

    Just another crappy choice by that genius GM A. J. Smith. Lets hope Dean Spanos has stopped making bad choices on who will guide the Bolts future. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end of the Spanos curse

  • JHGJR

    T.O. would be better then Meacham at this point.

  • jordans1

    But we couldn’t pay VJ right? We brought in 3 guys to replace him and now one of those, Spurlock who was actually decent is gone and the other two would be too except for the cap hit.

  • alamo889

    Wow. I look back 20 years at this team and see all the wasted money on players and coaches and think, no wonder they`ve never won a SB.