New Orleans Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith sat out last season with the Chicago Bears after tearing the ACL and partially tearing the MCL in his left knee. In 2016, he led the Bears with 66 catches for 888 yards, and tied for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns.
Fast forward to 2018, he signs with the Saints under a two year contract. Meredith had his best season with the Bears when he was under the direction of wide receivers coach, Curtis Johnson, who now sits on the Saints coaching staff.
“C.J. was a big part of my success in Chicago,” Meredith said, “and to be able to rejoin him in New Orleans and get back right where we left off, (it’s) kind of like nothing really happened.”
Meredith is still recovering from his knee injury and has been limited in team activities thus far, but hopes to be given the all clear for training camp.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s almost a 10…I haven’t had a setback along the recovery process,” Meredith said on the injury. “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.”
Get a first look at the Saints newest wide receiver during New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon, beginning on July 26th.