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Robert Meachem recovering well from knee surgery

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On the list of things you want to hear about your new free agent signing at wide receiver, the fact that he had knee surgery a few months ago is pretty low on the list.

That’s just what the Chargers had with Robert Meachem, although it doesn’t seem like the operation should have much impact on his 2012 season. Meachem admitted to having arthroscopic surgery shortly after the end of the Saints’ season — he got hurt in the regular season finale, but played in both playoff games — and told Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune that his recovery has been smooth as could be.

“I’m going to do everything: OTAs, minicamp,” Meachem said. “I’m feeling good. I’m in a new atmosphere. I’m getting all the help I need to make sure I’m good for the next year. Pretty much everything is good right now.”

That’s good because San Diego is counting on Meachem being at full strength this season. The Chargers are looking for Meachem to be their number one receiver, a role he’s never filled in the past, and an injury-related setback would be a tough blow to their offense.

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12 Responses to “Robert Meachem recovering well from knee surgery”
  1. tomsd1 says: May 2, 2012 8:35 AM

    What – the 3rd new Charger the Lord of NO Rings has acquired with health problems. Two linemen in the draft and now this?

    And hey – I still don’t think they have come close to replacing the offensive production of All-Pro – 6’5 230 lbs matchup nightmare for DB’s – Vincent Jackson. Talk about screwing the pooch. The Lord/Arse AJ Smith has pissed off/let more good players leave SD than any other GM in history.

  2. warrenmoon says: May 2, 2012 8:44 AM

    I wonder if Williams had his defense practice by going for his injured knee

  3. pettytom says: May 2, 2012 8:46 AM

    Good luck with attempting to be the #1 receiver in San Diego. He wasn’t even the fourth best WR in New Orleans. A wasted first round pick.

  4. whodeydaytonchapter says: May 2, 2012 9:22 AM

    arthroscopic knee surgery is the drive thru window of surgery. It sounds scary because it combines two words (knee and surgery) that when joined, create an automatic pucker effect. The truth is guys have had that it on Tuesday and suited up the following Sunday. Not a big deal.

  5. kingfish4242 says: May 2, 2012 9:23 AM

    pettytom says:
    May 2, 2012 8:46 AM
    Good luck with attempting to be the #1 receiver in San Diego. He wasn’t even the fourth best WR in New Orleans. A wasted first round pick.

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    I wouldn’t go as far as calling him a waste,but it’s close. If I were a Chargers fan,my biggest concern wouldn’t be the minor injury. it would be that Meach spent most of his first two seasons on the inactive list because he couldn’t learn the playbook. He finally started to contribute a little the last few seasons,but nowhere near what you’d expect out of a first round pick. The first poster is right. He won’t come close to replacing Jackson.

  6. kingfish4242 says: May 2, 2012 9:31 AM

    tomsd1 says:
    May 2, 2012 8:35 AM
    What – the 3rd new Charger the Lord of NO Rings has acquired with health problems. Two linemen in the draft and now this?

    And hey – I still don’t think they have come close to replacing the offensive production of All-Pro – 6’5 230 lbs matchup nightmare for DB’s – Vincent Jackson. Talk about screwing the pooch. The Lord/Arse AJ Smith has pissed off/let more good players leave SD than any other GM in history.

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    As a Chargers fan you obviously know more about Smith than I do,but from what I do know,I feel the Chargers need to replace him.

    He smeared the name of Archie Manning for no good reason. Eli and Archie never said they wouldn’t play in San Diego. Archie told Smith in a private conversation he was concerned about the lack of talent on the Chargers O-Line at the current time. LT was literally a one man show ala Walter Payton early in his Bears career. Archie simply asked him if that area would be adressed. Archie knows better than anyone about a team drafting a Great college Qb and playing behind a bad line for 8 years. He didn’t want Eli to go through the same thing he did. Who can really blame him?

  7. johanneschimpo says: May 2, 2012 9:41 AM

    tomsd1 says: May 2, 2012 8:35 AM

    The Lord/Arse AJ Smith has pissed off/let more good players leave SD than any other GM in history.
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    Where is the data on this?

  8. purplegreenandgold says: May 2, 2012 9:42 AM

    the production will be there however if the chargers are hoping meachem will replace vincent jackson… SORRY. there was a reason he didnt start in new orleans. hated to see him leave but he is replaceable

  9. joetoronto says: May 2, 2012 10:03 AM

    AJ strikes yet again. The man is out of his element.

    Even for Charger fans, it must be getting real tough defending moves like this, over and over.

  10. kingfish4242 says: May 2, 2012 10:05 AM

    johanneschimpo says:
    May 2, 2012 9:41 AM
    tomsd1 says: May 2, 2012 8:35 AM

    The Lord/Arse AJ Smith has pissed off/let more good players leave SD than any other GM in history.
    ———–
    Where is the data on this?

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    Drew Brees and Darren Sproles are great examples.

  11. tomsd1 says: May 2, 2012 10:29 AM

    It may have started even before the NO Lord ran off the best Charger linebacker at that time – Donnie Edwards, and since then – he has either let a number of players get away with meager compensation in return – or had them just sign elsewhere . Marvin Harrison also comes to mind, among a plethora of others. AJ Sucks – pure and simple.

  12. tomsd1 says: May 2, 2012 10:31 AM

    BTW – if your greatest asset as a WR is speed – no knee operation is a drive through.

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