October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) evades New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) on his way to a 44-yard touchdown catch and run during their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook - USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers waive Robert Meachem; Made one million dollars per catch

Few teams (if any) have been in more need of wide receivers than the San Diego Chargers, so their cutting of Robert Meachem speaks volumes to just how far the former first round pick has fallen.

Meachem, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the New Orleans Saints signed on with the Chargers last season in hopes of taking over their number one role.

That didn’t exactly work out as Meachem spent a large portion of the year nursing injuries and when he did see the field, the results were very sub-par. Things didn’t get any better this preseason as Meachem was still injured and looked relatively awful on the practice field, resulting in the Chargers waiving him today.

The Chargers will pay Robert Meachem a $5 million salary this season to play somewhere else.

They notified the wide receiver Saturday afternoon they’ve “let him go,” a source said, a presumed release that ends a high-priced union that proved a poor fit for both sides. The cut comes before the second season of a four-year contract that fully guaranteed Meachem $14 million, including a $7.5 million signing bonus and his $5 million base salary this year.

Meachem caught 14 balls during his tenure with the Chargers – each catch good for $1 million bucks.

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    Holy crap. Thanks AJ Smith.

  • tubbs45

    Worst chargers free agent… Ever? EVER!!!!!!!!

  • Tyreece Kaete Sr.

    We should have signed WR Roman Radway or Teddy Willians, are just start Vincent Brown he’s nice & he’s not afraid to catch in traffic i know i remember him in that Raidersgame when he went up & cault the pass in traffic against 2 people.

  • arnie

    Hope he kept those footballs. They’re worth a lot.

  • joerockt

    Later, chump. Enjoy your stolen cash.

  • Bill Nichols

    He is just like that piece of camel dung Gaither, stealing money, no good, wanna be, heading for the unemployment line. Good riddance, my god, is he the last of the AJ left overs? Nope not quite, but getting closer. Let’s do this Telesco!! If some other team has a moment of insanity and decides to pick him up, don’t they have to foot part of the bill? Hey, one can hope can’t they.? Bolt Up!!

    • Crysco

      lol… who dat