Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/22/14
The San Diego Chargers released wide receiver Robert Meachem, whose signing in 2012 was a $14 million mistake by the A.J. Smith regime. Meachem's release Saturday, along with 10 others to get down to the 53-man limit, came two days after he sustained a concussion following a reception in a 41-6 loss to San Francisco in the exhibition finale. Meachem was part of a costly, unproductive free-agent class in 2012, which was viewed as a desperate gamble by Smith to save his job as general manager. He and coach Norv Turner were fired a day after the Chargers finished last season at 7-9, their first losing record in 10 years and their third straight year out of the playoffs. Meachem was given a four-year contract with $14 million guaranteed, including a $5 million salary this year. Signed the same day Smith let Vincent Jackson leave as a free agent, Meachem caught only 14 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns last season. Meacham had been a forgotten man since dropping a potential to...
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