Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) runs the ball against Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Robert Meachem may not make Saints roster


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.

With Marques Colston, Kenny Stills and Brandin Cooks assured the top three spots, it’s likely Meachem will need to overtake Nick Toon or Joe Morgan to be of any use come game day.

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  • PATREZI

    Out of curiosity why does everyone think that people need to overtake Toon? The guy was targeted 12 times and only caught 4. Who is the guy sleeping with to still be on that roster?

  • disqus_EG9NUT4iYn

    What about Andy Tanner?

    • $trop city living

      Tanner is good but it just no room for him!!!

  • Pheo Smith

    We want Robert Meachem he knows are system and he makes plays and blocks