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Cam Meredith wants to taste success with the Saints

Kristian Garic
April 13, 2018 - 4:06 pm

Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith won nine games in Chicago with the Bears in two seasons with the team.  Meredith spent last season on injured reserve while the Bears finished finished 5-11.  The Saints flipped that win loss total in 2017.  Sure, getting a nice pay day with the Saints factored into his decision to join the Saints as a restricted free agent earlier this week after the Bears refused to match the Saints $9.4 million offer sheet. He loves the offense designed by Sean Payton and orchestrated by QB Drew Brees. 

"That was a big part of the reason why I came out there to play with a Hall of Fame QB and a Pro Bowl wide receiver (Mike Thomas) on the other side.  It's just a lot of success, and I just want to get a taste."

The Bears could have kept Meredith in Chicago, and he says it was a long five days.  However, fom the moment he was signed to the offer sheet, he was preparing to become a Saint. 

"I was taking it all in. Those were a long five days. If the Bears had matched that would have been cool but at the same time my mind was mentally prepared to leave."

Meredith has familiarity with Saints wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson, who spent two seasons with him in Chicago.  "He's a big reason why I chose to come out there (on a visit).  I'm sure he put in a good word for me.  I learned a lot under him. Hopefully we can go on to bigger and better things," Meredith added. 

It was an ACL and MCL injury in the preseason that forced Meredith onto injured reserve, and he says the rehab is going well.

"I haven't had any setbacks. I'm on schedule. I jog the route tree every morning. It feels good to run on it. I've done squats all that stuff. Planting and driving off it hasn't come yet. I'm sure that is in the near future."

In 2016 Meredith had an outstanding season in a poor Bears offense, hauling in 66 catches for 888 yards and 4 touchdowns with Jay Cutler as his quarterback.  Now, the big question now is when will the Saints have him on the field coming off the injury? 

"My goal is back for training camp. My number one goal is to be ready for the season. I'm eager to get back; but at the same time, I don't want to get back early and have to sit down." 

He also plans to work out with Drew Brees and Mike Thomas in San Diego this off-season to get better timing and understanding of what Drew wants.

Cam Meredith wants to taste success

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