The New Orleans Saints were able to come to terms with wide receiver Marques Colston on a new year five-year, $40-million dollar contract.
That deal essentially sealed the fate of receiver Robert Meachem, who will meet with the Buffalo Bills sometime tonight.
Meachem became the Saints first round pick in the 2007 draft, but weight and knee issue robbed him of his rookie season with the Saints.
But Meachem has since developed into a legitimate deep threat receiver, appearing in 62 games, with 28 starts since 2008 making 141 catches for 2,269 yards and 23 touchdowns.
He had his best season as a pro in 2009 when he totaled 722 yards and nine touchdowns, helping the Saints achieve their first Superbowl win in team history.
The Saints are currently trying to re-sign guard Carl Nicks to a lucrative deal, and placed the franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, which will pay him $14.46 million should he sign.
There is just no room left for Meachem, who should be able to find employment quickly in a receiver hungry NFL.
New Orleans also has a young promising prospect on the roster who may be able to fill Meachem’s shoes in Joseph Morgan.
On a side note the Bills re-signed receiver Stevie Johnson to a five-year $36.25 million dollar contract on March 5th. A whopping $19.5 million of that is guaranteed money.