As per WWL’s Leslie Spoon, the New Orleans Saints will be bringing in wide receiver Robert Meachem for a workout on Friday.
Robert Meachem is quite a familiar face to black and gold fans, as he made some memorable plays during his first stint with the New Orleans Saints from 2007-2011. I think we all remember that legendary strip return for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the team’s historic Super Bowl run after Drew Brees threw an interception to safety Kareem Moore. Meachem took that ball right back.
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After playing out his rookie contract, Meachem left the Crescent City for the San Diego Chargers on a four-year, $25.5 million contract. Unfortunately, 2012 was not kind to Meachem, as he turned in just 14 catches and two touchdowns in his 15 games played.
Robert Meachem eventually returned to New Orleans from 2013-2014. The Saints’ former former first-round pick out of Tennessee has accumulated 171 receptions for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns since brining his talents to the National Football League via the 2007 NFL Draft.
He made some big plays, but Meachem never really lived up to the first-round hype that surrounded him coming out of college. However, that that didn’t keep the ‘Who Dat Nation’ from making him one of their own. He was a fan favorite down on the bayou, so it will certainly be interesting to see what happens. The Saints could use additional wide receivers, at least for competing purposes at camp, but Meachem hasn’t been relevant for several years now. But it’s worth a shot.