Chargers release WR Robert Meachem
Robert Meachem #12 of the San Diego Chargers comes in motion during the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California.
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SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers have released wide receiver Robert Meachem, whose signing in 2012 was a $14 million mistake by the A.J. Smith regime.
Meachem's release Saturday came two days after he sustained a concussion following a reception in a 41-6 loss to San Francisco in an exhibition finale.
Meachem was part of a costly, unproductive free agent class in 2012. He was given a four-year contract with $14 million guaranteed, including a $5 million salary this year.
Meachem, signed the same day the Chargers let Vincent Jackson leave as a free agent, caught only 14 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Meacham had been a forgotten man since dropping a potential touchdown pass in a 7-6 loss at Cleveland last season.
He was among 11 cut to get the roster to 53.
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