Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chargers Sign Robert Meachem, May Sign More Receivers for Depth

Heading into last night, the San Diego Chargers had not signed any free agents while seeing several of their own sign or start negotiating with other teams. Many fans were very disappointed with the way that G.M. A.J. Smith had handled free agency. That all changed last night when San Diego had announced that they had reached an agreement with former Saints receiver Robert Meachem. It is reported that the deal is a 4 year, roughly 25.9 million dollar deal. Meachem was a first round draft pick for the Saints. Many wonder if he is a product of a system in terms of his production. In my opinion, his stats are low, not high, due to this. New Orleans spread the ball out all over the field, that is just how they play. In San Diego's system, I expect Meachem to be targeted more than he was in New Orleans. For the price he was signed, Meachem brings a good skill set and comes at a much cheaper price than Vincent Jackson would have cost to retain. We will see if he can live up to expectations. San Diego may also look to bring in another receiver due to their limited depth. Laurent Robinson has been a receiver that the team was interested in signing, but I don't think they will get him. I could see San Diego pursuing cheaper free agents Kassim Osgood or Legedu Naanee, both of who have experience in the system. As a fan, I would love to see Osgood back in powder blue. His presence has been sorely missed on special teams, although the unit was much improved last season.

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