The San Diego Chargers and Wide Receiver Robert Meachem agreed on a four-year, $25.9 million contract. The deal includes $14 million in guarantees.
The move by San Diego came just hours after Vincent Jackson signed a five-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Antonio Gates remains Quarterback Philip Rivers' top target, the team needed to fill the void left by Jackson.
Meachem was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2007 but missed his entire Rookie season. His career highs all came in 2009 when he caught 45 passes for 722 yards and 9 TDs. Last season, Meachem caught 40 passes for 620 yards and 6 TDs and averaged 15.5 yards per catch. He was mostly used to stretch the field and was one of Drew Brees' top home-run threats, which bodes well for him in San Diego considering Phillip Rivers throws one of the best deep balls in the NFL.
Unless the Chargers make a move to grab a Wide Receiver early in the Draft, it seems Meachem has a spot in the starting lineup alongside Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown.