After seeing significant drop off in the game a season ago, it’s expected that the San Diego Chargers will release veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem.
In the latest roster projections by the Union-Tribune San Diego, Meachem and tackle Max Starks were notables left off the list. Receivers that did make their roster were Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal, and Seyi Ajirotutu in the fifth spot — apparently what position Meachem was fighting for.
Despite having $5 million in guaranteed money, Rotoworld reports that the Chargers are ready to move on with the others.
Meachem is expected to be cut despite having a fully guaranteed $5 million base salary. He’s played exclusively with the second-team offense in training camp and has just three catches for 59 yards through three preseason games.
Meachem had three seasons with 40 or more receptions with the New Orleans Saints from 2009-11, but he simply didn’t fit in well with the Chargers who threw to him half the time. He finished 2012 with 14 catches for 207 yards and two touchdowns.
The wide receiver was the 27th overall pick by the Saints back in 2007. He’ll turn 29 on September 28th.