We hear Saints WR Robert Meachem didn’t show enough in his first full NFL season to guarantee himself a roster spot for 2009. Meachem, an ’07 first-round pick who missed his entire rookie year because of a knee injury, showed a knack for the big play last season, averaging 24.1 yards per reception, but he made only 12 catches in 14 games.
Drops were a problem for him, and he didn’t make the most of his opportunities when WRs Marques Colston and David Patten were out with injuries. Sources say the team still seems to think he has potential, but it doesn’t need to wait for him to develop. Head coach Sean Payton plugged in little-used Lance Moore this season with outstanding results, and his appears to be the kind of passing scheme where receivers with a wide range of skill levels can have success.