Saints trainer Wyatt Harris said receivers Robert Meachem and Marques Colston are fully recovered from their offseason surgeries. Colston had a microfracture surgery to repair cartilage around his right kneecap following the 2010 season. And Meachem had surgery to repair a lingering left ankle injury.
Harris raved about Meachem's progress, labeling him "150 percent" recovered after finally shedding the nagging injury.
"Meachem is better than he was any year he's ever been there with the Saints," Harris said. "More explosive, faster, sudden speed. I am very excited about what y'all are about to see with Robert Meachem."
Harris boasted that Meachem could probably run the 40-yard dash in 4.25 seconds right now and said he has focused this offseason an expanding his "route tree."
After a nice sophomore season (45-722-9), Meachem took a step back in his third year (44-638-5) at least partly due to his ankle injury. With Colston coming off another knee surgery, the opportunity may be there for Meachem to step into a WR1/WR2 role in one of the best offenses in the league.