Robert Meachem Released by San Diego Chargers

August 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite the uncertainty in the San Diego Chargers' wide receiving corps, Robert Meachem wasn't able to carve himself out a spot on the 53-man roster.
U-T San Diego's Michael Gehlken reported the news of the wideout's release:
The Chargers will pay Robert Meachem millions this season to play somewhere else.
They notified the wide receiver Saturday afternoon they've "let him go," a source said, ending a high-priced union that proved a poor fit for both sides. The cut comes before the second season of a four-year contract that fully guaranteed Meachem $14 million, including a $7.5 million signing bonus and his $5 million base salary this year.
The Chargers, under former general manager A.J. Smith, signed Meachem to a four-year, $25.9 million contract last March, conceivably to replace Vincent Jackson. Instead, they'll take a massive cap hit in order for him to leave.
Per Gehlken, not only will the Bolts pay Meachem his guaranteed $5 million this year (unless he si...

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