December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Robert Meachem (12) stretches prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem insists he's not breaking down

As was reported earlier, the New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Robert Meachem today. Meachem was cut by the San Diego chargers despite the team owing him $5 million for the 2013 season.

Meachem spoke to The Times-Picayune today about the perception that his body has broken down to the point where he’s no longer a functional receiver, outright denying the claim: “I’m strong physically. You know where I am right now.”

Meachem continued:

It was just a new different thing for me (in San Diego). Their plan was different. It wasn’t anything specific (about scheme or role). I just didn’t think it was the best fit for me — for them or for me.


The move back will be a lot better. Coming home, just being around family and team again. I think that will help me a whole lot.

It’s safe to say that San Diego Chargers fans won’t be too upset about seeing Meachem, considered a bust of a free-agent signing, pack his bags. Let’s hope the 28-year-old receiver can return to the level of play he demonstrated during his first stint with the Saints, when he racked up 2,269 yards and 23 touchdowns.

[Source: The Times-Picayune]

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