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.