Outside of a disastrous one-year stint with the San Diego Chargers, wide receiver Robert Meachem has spent the remainder of his career with the New Orleans Saints.
Drafted in the first round (27th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, Meachem appeared to be on the fast track to stardom as he hauled in a solid 722 yards and nine touchdowns during his sophomore season.
Meachem’s consistency eventually lead to an impressive contract with the San Diego Chargers, but the former Tennessee star was eventually gifted his walking papers after a lack of production.
That lead to Meachem resurfacing with his former team in 2013 where he re-signed this offseason after being courted by teams like the Dallas Cowboys. However, his roster spot may be in jeopardy as ESPN’s Mike Triplett believes the wideout may only have a 50-50 chance of making the 53-man.
I think Meachem has at least a 50-50 chance of making the roster. But like I said above, he must earn one of the top four spots and be considered essential on game days. That’s possible, since Meachem is the best blocker on the Saints’ roster and a savvy veteran who knows the offense. But if someone like Toon or Morgan proves just as useful during the preseason, Meachem’s job could be in jeopardy.