Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/21/12

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 30: Wide Receiver Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints lines up for a play against the Miami Dolphins on August 30, 2007 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
When the Super Bowl ends, the free-agency period unofficially begins.  And the New Orleans Saints are facing one of the most difficult free-agent periods in franchise history. One of those players is #17, WR Robert Meachem. At 6' 2", 210 lbs, Robert Meachem has been a productive receiver in the Saints offense.  The former first-round draft pick out of Tennessee has accumulated 2,269 yards and 23 TDs during his Saints career.  Entering his prime years of his career, at age 27, Meachem is likely to emerge in 2012 and produce some astonishing numbers.  His skill set makes him a smart acquisition for any team.  Today, I had the privilege of discussing these topics during a phone interview with Meachem:Jennifer Trosclair:  Many 2012 season predictions simply state that if the Saints want to remain the leader in the NFC South and the NFL Powerhouse that they currently are, they will have to re-sign multi-year contracts with players such as Marques Colston and yourself.  Which of course le...
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