Meachem returned to New Orleans after playing for the San Diego Chargers in 2012 and helped the club spread the field, appearing in 15 games with five starts and recording 16 grabs for 324 yards (20.3 avg.) with two touchdowns. He’s played in 92 career games with 33 starts, and has posted career totals of 171 receptions for 2,800 yards with 27 touchdown grabs. Meachem’s 16.5 yards per catch average as a Saint ranks second in club record books and is an explosive element in the team’s passing game with his combination of size, speed and hands.
NFL CAREER – Meachem returned to New Orleans after playing for the San Diego Chargers in 2012 and helped the club spread the field, appearing in 15 games with five starts and recording 16 grabs for 324 yards (20.3 avg.) with two touchdowns. He’s played in 92 career games with 33 starts, and has posted career totals of 171 receptions for 2,800 yards with 27 touchdown grabs. Meachem’s 16.5 yards per catch average as a Saint ranks second in club record books and is an explosive element in the team’s passing game with his combination of size, speed and hands.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans to a one-year contract, 9/3/13; Released by San Diego, 8/31/13; Signed by San Diego Chargers to a four-year contract (UFA-NO), 3/13/12; Signed to a five-year contract, 7/24/07; Drafted by Saints in the first round (27th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
2013 – In re-signing with New Orleans following the conclusion of the preseason, played in 15 regular season games with five starts and had 16 receptions for 324 yards (20.3 ypc.) with two TDs and had one carry for -6 yards. Inactive for season opener vs. Atlanta, Sept. 8. Appeared in both playoff games and made one start, recording three receptions for 109 yards (36.3 avg.)…Had two receptions for 34 yards, including a 27-yard TD vs. Arizona, Sept. 22…Set season-highs in both receptions and yardage with four grabs for 93 yards, including a season-long 60-yard catch at N.Y. Jets, Nov. 3…Finished with two receptions for 78 yards vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17…had a 41-yard TD grab vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 29…Had a 40-yard catch in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14…Started and had two catches for 69 yards, including a 52-yard grab in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14. 2012 – Appeared in 15 games with three starts for San Diego and posted 14 catches for 207 yards with two TDs. Also had one carry for -6 yards...In Chargers debut at Oakland, Sept. 10, posted two receptions for 49 yards...Had season-high four receptions for 43 yards vs. Atlanta, Sept. 23...Started at New Orleans in return to Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Oct. 7, and had three receptions for 67 yards with two TDs. 2011 – Started eight games and appeared in all 16, making 40 receptions for 620 yards (15.5 avg.) with six TDs and carrying four times for 18 yards (4.5 avg.)…Caught five passes for 70 yards with a 30-yard TD at Green Bay, Sept. 8…Made five receptions for 51 yards with a TD vs. Houston, Sept. 25. Two-yard TD reception gave the Saints a 17-16 edge and their first advantage in a game that featured six lead changes…Hauled in four passes for 59 yards including a 25-yard grab at Jacksonville, Oct. 2…At Atlanta, Nov. 13, caught two passes for 69 yards that included a third quarter 33-yard TD…Made three receptions for a team-high 119 yards with a 67-yard TD vs. Detroit, Dec. 4…Set postseason career-highs in every category, making four receptions for 111 yards including a 56-yard TD reception in NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Detroit, 1/7/12…Caught three passes for 18 yards in NFC Divisional Playoff game at San Francisco, 1/14/12. 2010 – Appeared in 16 games with seven starts and finished third on club in receiving with 44 catches for 638 yards with five touchdowns, leading team averaging 14.5 yards per grab. Also had four rushes for 14 yards…Had four receptions for 57 yards at Arizona, Oct. 10, including dragging down a 35-yard touchdown with 1:49 left to put the Saints within three points…Finished with four receptions for 71 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown grab at Tampa Bay, Oct. 17…Had six catches for 76 yards, including a game-long 50-yard reception vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31…Tied a career-high with two touchdown receptions, totaling three catches for 50 yards (16.7 avg.) vs. Seattle, Nov. 21…Had only one grab on Thanksgiving at Dallas, Nov. 25, but when he got under a throw by quarterback Drew Brees for a season-long 55-yard gain with just over two minutes left, it helped set up the game-winning touchdown…Reached the century mark for the first time in 2010, with three catches for a game-high 106 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown grab, to tie a season-long and a 42-yard reception to put New Orleans at the Cincinnati 15-yard line on the game-winning fourth quarter drive…Posted career-high 10 grabs for 101 yards at Atlanta, Dec. 27…In NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Seattle, 1/8/11, had three receptions for 29 yards and returned three kickoffs for 70 yards. 2009 – Appeared in all 16 regular season games, including seven starts, adding 45 receptions for 722 yards (16.0 avg.) and nine touchdown grabs as an integral member of the team’s receiving corps in their Super Bowl XLIV championship season. Scored an additional touchdown after stripping a ball and returning it to the end zone following an interception…Caught two passes for 51 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown and averaged 24.7 yards on six kickoff returns vs. Detroit, Sept. 13…Started at wide receiver and caught two passes for 70 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 18…Started in three-wideout set and hauled in five receptions for 98 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown that tied the score at end of third quarter vs. Carolina, Nov. 8…Saw significant playing time in a reserve role and had a career-long 41-yard run and fourth quarter 27-yard touchdown grab at St. Louis, Nov. 15…Started in a three-wide receiver set and hauled in two passes – both for touchdowns – for ten yards in the first multi-score game of his career at Tampa Bay, Nov. 22…Started in a three-wide receiver set vs. New England, Nov. 30 and posted a team-high five catches-four which went for first downs, including a pair of key third down conversions – for 69 yards with a 38-yard touchdown…Started at Washington, Dec. 6 and turned in a career-best day, catching eight passes for 142 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown that tied the score with just over a minute left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Made spectacular, alert play when he stripped the ball from Redskins safety Kareem Moore after an interception, recovered the fumble in mid-air and raced 44 yards for a touchdown. Game was his fifth straight contest with a touchdown and the second multi-score game of his career…Saw action in a reserve role at Atlanta, Dec. 13 and made four catches for 57 yards, including a 42-yard third down grab. Also gained four yards on a reverse on a key third-and-two play to keep a scoring drive alive…Started and caught two passes for 66 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 27…In NFC Championship vs. Minnesota, 1/24/10, his 12-yard catch at the Vikings 22-yard line in overtime set up game-winning field goal. 2008 – Extremely productive in the first four games he appeared in, hauling in seven passes for 235 yards and two TDs, during stretch with 12 catches for 189 yards and three TDs overall…Made NFL debut memorable, with first pro catch a 19-yard TD at Washington, Sept. 14…Had two grabs for 86 yards at Denver, including 74-yard reception…Caught a 52-yard pass and a 47-yard TD vs. San Francisco, Sept. 28…Hauled in two passes for 31 yards vs. Minnesota, Oct. 6…Took a reverse 20 yards for touchdown at Detroit, Dec. 21…Had three catches for 36 yards and a seven-yard touchdown vs. Carolina, Dec. 28. 2007 – Declared inactive for all 16 games…Offseason knee injury slowed progress until late in season.
COLLEGE – Started 15 of 37 games in three-year career at Knoxville, tallying 125 catches for 2,140 yards (17.1 avg.) with 17 TDs…Left Tennessee as just the sixth player in school history to gain over 2,000 receiving yards and left ranked fifth in touchdown catches…Had a breakout 2006 season after posting 71 catches for a school-record 1,298 yards and 11 TDs… Earned All-American first-team honors from the Football Writers Association and The Sporting News…Named an All-SEC first-team pick…Gained over 100 yards receiving in six games…Played in 11 games as a sophomore in 2005, with two starts, and led team with 29 receptions for 383 yards (13.2 avg.) and two touchdowns…Played in every game in 2004 as redshirt freshman and ranked third on team with 25 receptions for team-high 459 yards (18.4 yard avg.) and four TDs…Redshirted first year after an August knee injury…Majored in Communications.
PERSONAL – All-State as senior at Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Ok.) HS, recording 543 receiving yards and 10 TDs and rushing for 531 yards and eight touchdowns, guiding the team to 13-1 record and runner-up state championship…Played point guard on two-time state championship basketball team…Hosted Christmas toy drives in 2010 and 2011 and in 2013 hosted a toy and bike giveaway with the club and the Marines.
December 6, 2009, at Washington Redskins at FedEx Field - In a Week 13 win at Washington to improve New Orleans to 12-0, in the second quarter, WR Robert Meachem stripped the ball on an interception from Redskins S Kareem Moore and returned the ball 41 yards for a touchdown.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Ryan Griffin completes 52-yard pass to wide receiver Robert Meachem.
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem recaps practice on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem makes a 52-yard reception after the ball was tipped by Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.