Saint no more: Cam Meredith cut, Payton says young WR’s making strides

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Injuries and competition made Saints wide receiver Cam Meredith expendable.

And, so on Monday, the club cut the veteran wide receiver.

Meredith was signed by the Saints to a two year offer sheet worth $9.6 million early in 2018. The Bears did not match the offer.

In Chicago, Meredith missed the entire 2017 season after suffering a major knee injury in the 2017 preseason.

Here’s Meredith, at practice Friday.

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Saints head coach Sean Payton said Meredith got caught in the numbers.

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Among the young Saints wide receivers impressing Payton is rookie undrafted free agent Emmanuel Butler of Northern Arizona.

Meredith took a pay cut to come back to the Saints in 2019.

In 2016, Meredith had 66 receptions for Chicago. In 2018, he played 6 games with the Saints, totaling 9 receptions, 1 for a touchdown.

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