Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem only caught one fewer pass in 2010 than he did in ’09, but his big plays dropped dramatically.
We now know part of the reason why. Meachem underwent post-season ankle surgery, according to Clifton Brown of the Sporting News. He anticipates being healthy by late July.
Meachem said the injury bothered him all last year, but everyone in the NFL isn’t 100% by the third week of the year. Meachem’s yards-per-catch dropped from 16 to 14.5 and his touchdowns fell from nine to five.
The Saints will bring back Meachem and Marques Colston next year. Lance Moore is a free agent and it’s possible the team will ask Devery Henderson to take a pay cut if he wants to return to the team.