New Orleans Saints: Injuries force change at wide receiver

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Saints Wide Receiver Robert Meachem source blog.gulflive.com

The New Orleans Saints departed Green Bay with more than a loss this past Thursday, they also lost standout wide receiver Marques Colston for at least four weeks with a broken collar bone.

Wide receiver Lance Moore, who is still nursing a groin injury, likely will force Saints head coach Sean Payton to make some changes at that position this week before facing the Bears.

This week’s number one starting wide receiver could be Devery Henderson, who has been the number two starter, but will move over to the number 1 position.

Robert Meachem will move in to the number two spot opposite Henderson as the teams starting duo.

Henderson came into the league in 2007 and has since played in 92 games with the Saints. He has 197 receptions for 3658 yard with an average of 18.6 yards per catch and 18 touchdowns.

Meachem was drafted very high by the Saints out of Tennessee but has struggled at times to live up to his first round designation.

Meachem has played in 47 games with the Saints and has 106 receptions for 1719 yards. His average of 16.2 yards per catch, to go along with 18 touchdowns, is nearly the same as Henderson’s.

The third and fourth receivers for Sunday’s game are going to be the ones to watch, with Adrian Arrington, a young but talented wide receiver with limited game experience along with Courtney Roby, a terrific special teams standout .

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