The New Orleans Saints have re-signed former 1st round pick Robert Meacham to a one year deal. He was originally drafted by the Saints in 2007. He spent one year with the San Diego Chargers in 2012. He is still valued as a deep threat.
The wide receiver position became thin after the departure of Lance Moore. It is a possibility that the Saints could draft a wide receiver in the upcoming NFL Draft. The talent in this years draft at the wide receiver position is sky high.
He will be fighting for playing time behind wide receivers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills. The Saints also have young receivers in Nick Toon and Joe Morgan.
Meacham did a lot as a contributor on the team hauling in 16 passes for 324 yards. His 20.3 yards per catch tied Aldrick Robinson of the Redskins for highest yards per catch average in the league.It is unlikely that Meacham will see more targets at this point in his career.
Meacham fits best in his role with the Saints. He emerged as a huge play specialist in 2008-2011. He then signed with the Chargers to be in a number one receiver type role, but didn’t do well. Now he is back in the black and gold.
In his career Meacham has 171 receptions, 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns.
I believe this re-signing will help the Saints. They now have someone who can stretch the field. The opposing defense have to not only defend against the short passes with Colston, but they have to defend against deep passes with Stills Graham and Meacham. It will be very interesting to see how he does in the mix with all the other weapons Drew Brees has at his disposal.