New Orleans Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith is hoping to prove that the Saints took a good risk when they invested in the restricted free agent, landing him from the Chicago Bears this offseason.
Meredith is still trying to work his way back from a knee injury but he is targeting the team’s training camp for his return.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s almost a 10…I haven’t had a setback along the recovery process,” Meredith said, via the Saints’ official website.
“I’m gaining strength day by day, month by month. I’m excited to see how soon I can get back…But the main objective for me is to do as much as I can with the trainers to get ready for the season. My goal is to try and get back to training camp. As long as there aren’t any setbacks or anything like that, it shouldn’t be a problem.”
Meredith, 25, caught 66 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns, while also throwing a touchdown pass, last season for Chicago.
Saints’ Ben Watson Retiring At End of Season
New Orleans Saints veteran tight end Ben Watson is reportedly planning to retire at the end of the season, according to Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune.
Watson, 38, has played 15 years in the NFL, and has been incredibly durable throughout his career.
The former 2004 1st round draft pick re-signed with the Saints, via a one year deal, prior to the season, and has collected 33 receptions for 371 yards and 2 touchdowns, one of those was Drew Brees’ 500th career touchdown pass.
Watson has 528 receptions, 5,856 receiving yards, and 44 touchdowns throughout his career so far.
Saints Re-Sign Derek Newton
The New Orleans Saints have brought back offensive lineman Derek Newton, after releasing him earlier this month.
At the beginning of December, the Saints signed Newton to a two-year deal, with the expectation that he would be able to return to the field in the future.
However, the Saints suffered a number of injuries and needed to cut Newton in order to add some healthy bodies to the roster.
New Orleans also signed offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas and in a corresponding move, cut defensive back Josh Robinson and defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen.
Saints Release Derek Newton
The New Orleans Saints have released offensive tackle Derek Newton, who has been attempting to make a comeback from two torn patellar tendons.
New Orleans signed Newton to a two-year deal earlier this month and Newton hasn’t played since 2016, meaning the Saints were willing to be patient with his potential return to the field.
However, a need for depth forced the Saints to cut those plans short, and they released Newton on Thursday.
In a corresponding move, the Saints signed Cornelius Lucas.
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