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Robert Meachem | Wide Receiver

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Tennessee
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The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects Robert Meachem to be active for the first time since Week 9.
Meachem missed three games with an ankle injury and has been a healthy scratch the last two weeks. The Saints released Joe Morgan, so he only needs to hold off UDFA Seantavius Jones. Meachem is no higher than the No. 4 receiver. Dec 13 - 9:10 PM

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Saints declared WR Robert Meachem, RB Khiry Robinson, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick, NT Lawrence Virgil, LB Kyle Knox, and OT Nick Becton inactive for Week 13 against the Steelers.

Meachem was listed as probable with an ankle injury, but he's fallen behind both Joe Morgan and Nick Toon. Robinson remains out with a forearm issue.
Nov 30 - 11:46 AM

The Saints declared WR Robert Meachem, RB Khiry Robinson, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick, LB Kyle Knox, OT Nick Becton, and DL Brandon Deaderick inactive for Week 12 against the Ravens.

Meachem has an ankle injury. His absence is even better news for Kenny Stills. Robinson remains without a timetable for return from a forearm injury.
Nov 24 - 7:16 PM

Robert Meachem (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

With Brandin Cooks out for the year, Meachem will be the No. 3 receiver if active. He has just five catches for 85 yards this season.
Nov 22 - 3:49 PM

Robert Meachem (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Even if Meachem manages to play, he'll be a non-factor on offense. Meachem has just five catches for 85 yards this season.
Nov 14 - 6:20 PM

Saints re-signed WR Robert Meachem.

Meachem was part of the Saints' final cuts, but is coming back four days later after New Orleans placed rookie LB Khairi Fortt on I.R./designated for return. Meachem will compete with Nick Toon and Joe Morgan for situational duties.
Sep 3 - 3:00 PM

Saints waived/released WR Robert Meachem, OLB Keyunta Dawson, FB Greg Jones, OT Thomas Welch, C Matt Armstrong, WR Brandon Coleman, ILB Todd Davis, WR Charles Hawkins, TE Nic Jacobs, OG Marcel Jones, WR Seantavius Jones, OT Tavon Rooks, RB Derrick Strozier, NT Lawrence Virgil, S Pierre Warren and G/T Jason Weaver.

Meachem was hoping to hang on as a situational deep threat. One month shy of his 30th birthday, he should latch on elsewhere after reviving his career in New Orleans last season. Going on 29, Dawon appeared in eight games between the Saints and Titans in 2013.
Aug 30 - 3:59 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett gives Robert Meachem a 50-50 chance at making the final roster.

Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks and Kenny Stills are locked in as the top-three wideouts. After that, there will be heated competition between Meachem, Nick Toon, Joe Morgan and UDFA Brandon Coleman. Meachem's blocking ability and experience in the scheme are pluses, but his age (30) will be an issue. The Saints typically only dress four wideouts on Sundays.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 9:20 AM

Saints re-signed WR Robert Meachem to a one-year contract.

After one miserable season in San Diego, Meachem returned to New Orleans in 2013 to catch 16 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns as a situational deep threat. Entering his age-30 season, Meachem will try and fill that role again in 2014 but should face competition from Joe Morgan and a rookie.
Apr 18 - 12:22 PM

The Saints and free agent Robert Meachem have had "some initial talks" about a new contract.

There's no sense of urgency here, even with Meachem set to hit the market next week. He'll turn 30 in September, is coming off a 16-324-2 season and flopped horrifically when he signed with the Chargers in 2012. If the Saints lose Meachem, they can easily plug restricted free agent Joe Morgan into his role.
Mar 6 - 8:43 AM

New Orleans and free agent Robert Meachem's representatives reportedly have discussed the possibility of a new contract.

The move would make sense as the Saints probably value Meachem more than any other team in the NFL. Sean Payton values Meachem's ability to block downfield, and Meachem had a disastrous stint with San Diego the last time he left New Orleans. No matter what happens, Meachem is unlikely to be a fantasy factor in 2014.
Feb 22 - 1:01 PM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer expects the Cowboys to show interest in free agent Robert Meachem this offseason.

Meachem would be no higher than the Cowboys' No. 4 receiver if signed, but could be brought in as a low-paid veteran to replace Miles Austin, who is widely expected to be released as a post-June 1 cut. Meachem, 29, had 16 catches, 324 yards, and two touchdowns in 15 games with the Saints in 2013. He should be limited to non-guaranteed one-year deals in free agency.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 8 - 8:47 PM

Robert Meachem caught two passes for 69 yards in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

52 of Meachem's yards came on a fluky fourth-quarter pass that should have been intercepted by Earl Thomas. Instead, the ball bounced off Thomas' hands right into Meachem's bread basket. Released by the Chargers in August, Meachem proved he wasn't dead for the Saints by catching 16 passes for 324 yards in 15 games, but is no guarantee to be back for 2014. Going on 30, the deep-ball specialist is headed to the open market.
Jan 11 - 8:36 PM

Robert Meachem caught one pass for 40 yards in Saturday's Wild Card win at Philadelphia.

Meachem made his one target count. On a 1st-and-10 from their own 37-yard line in the fourth quarter, the Saints dialed up a double move for Meachem and he broke wide open. The situational deep threat will see another one or two targets against the Seahawks in the Divisional Round next week.
Jan 5 - 12:55 AM

Robert Meachem caught a 41-yard touchdown in Week 17 versus Tampa Bay.

It was Meachem's lone target on the day. He beat Darrelle Revis up the right sideline to reel in the score in the front corner of the end zone. After being released by the Chargers, Meachem rejoined the Saints and caught 16 balls for 324 yards and two touchdowns as the No. 4 receiver. He'll play limited snaps in the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 10:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Kenny Stills
2Nick Toon
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Marques Colston
2Robert Meachem
3Seantavius Jones
WR31Nick Toon
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham
2Dustin Hopkins