Dez Bryant plays for the New Orleans Saints now. And it comes at a pretty good time, too. Because after Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, Drew Brees doesn’t have many weapons. At the wide receiver position, that is. Ben Watson — a tight end — is their third-most productive pass-catcher with 26 receptions. After that, three of their wide receivers combine for 26 receptions. In other words, not great! One of those wideouts happens to be Cameron Meredith.
And now he’s on IR, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
More background on why Saints are now signing Dez Bryant: New Orleans’ WR Cameron Meredith is being placed on injured reserve and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, per sources. Meredith is expected to make a full recovery.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2018
Meredith, 26, played in six games with the Saints. He only got one start, though. He’ll finish with nine catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. In 2016, his last season in the NFL, he hauled in 66 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns with the Chicago Bears.
Meredith would sign with the Saints for $9.5 million over two years as a restricted free agent. So, why didn’t he play in 2017? Well, because he is coming off an ACL tear. Hopefully Meredith does make a full recovery so he can get right back at it. Brees is still playing at a high level, for starters. Secondly, every playmaker gets the ball in a Sean Payton offense.
And as things stand, it’s probably never been more fun to play for the Saints.