The Saints made somewhat of a shocking move on Monday, cutting ties with wide out Cameron Meredith four days into camp.
The ex-Bears receiver was making a comeback from a major 2017 knee injury, but the Saints apparently didn’t see enough to believe that a comeback would be possible.
Coach Sean Payton confirmed in a post-practice press conference.
“The injury he had set him back, and then some of these younger guys now have just been doing a good enough job. And it’s hard with the numbers,” Payton said.
“It’s unfortunate because he’s someone that has worked hard, he’s worked his tail off. And yet it was gonna be hard for him to catch this group of younger guys that are competing.”
Meredith signed a two-year, $9.6 million deal in April of 2018. He only saw action in six games in 2018, which he ended on injured reserve due to knee issues. He had previously missed all of the 2017 season with a torn ACL.
The year before inking the deal he caught 66 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games.