San Diego Chargers expected to release WR Robert Meachem

Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Robert Meachem (12) prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Robert Meachem, San Diego Chargers

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  • Brandon

    Out with the old and in with…..well the recivers that can play I guess. Sad I expected a lot from him last year.

  • 619chargers4life

    It is what it is

  • arnie

    If it’s true, then it needs to happen.

  • tubbs45

    Sad to see the dude break down like this, but in the words of a-hole AJ smith ‘it is what it is…’

  • http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html S_Templar

    He’ll be back once the Bolts get decimated by injuries.

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