UPDATE (7 p.m. ET): The Patriots make the signing of free-agent wide receiver Cameron Meredith official.
#Patriots sign free agent WR Cameron Meredith.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 2, 2019
UPDATE (5:07 p.m. ET): According to ESPN's Field Yates, Meredith has indeed signed with the Patriots but will join two other Pats receivers on the physically unable to perform list.
Due to his knee recovery, the Patriots signed WR Cameron Meredith and placed him on PUP. He joins Julian Edelman (NFI) and Demaryius Thomas (PUP) amongst veteran wideouts working back to full strength.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 2, 2019
UPDATE (3:05 p.m. ET): It sounds like Cameron Meredith had a successful trip to New England, as the Patriots are signing the free-agent wide receiver, according to The Boston Globe's Jim McBride.
According to a league source, the #Patriots are signing WR Cam Meredith today. The former Bear and Saint is coming off a knee injury and is not expected to travel to Detroit for the joint practices and exhibition game next week.— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) August 2, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY: The New England Patriots are still in the hunt for a wide receiver, and apparently there's another name on their list.
Free-agent wideout Cameron Meredith visited the Patriots earlier this week and is currently "in the New England area," ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Friday. Meredith was released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
I'm told that free agent WR Cameron Meredith is in the New England area now, again, vying to become the #Patriots newest wide receiver. Meredith visited the team a couple days ago.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 2, 2019
Meredith is three years removed from a breakout season with the Chicago Bears in which he tallied 888 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 66 catches.
He missed the entire 2017 season after tearing his ACL in the preseason, though, and caught just nine passes for the Saints last season.
Still, Meredith is just 26 years old and is worth a look for a Patriots team operating without Julian Edelman, who likely will miss most of the preseason with a broken thumb.
If Meredith were to sign with New England, he'd join a motley crew of wideouts that includes N'Keal Harry, Phillip Dorsett, Dontrelle Inman, Maurice Harris and Jakobi Meyers.
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