The decline of the 29-year-old receiver, who hasn’t passed the 900-yard mark since signing his new contract in 2015, has put Bryant’s future in Dallas in jeopardy.
Meredith now joins a cast of Saints receivers led by Michael Thomas , Ted Ginn , Tommylee Lewis and Willie Snead . We can’t help but wonder if Snead could be the odd man out.
Meredith put together a promising 66-catch, 888-yard, four-score campaign in 2016 before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in August. It’s no guarantee he comes back as the same player, but Meredith gives New Orleans an intriguing young target to add to the mix.
Without question, his fantasy value is helped by landing with an offense run by future Hall of Famer Drew Brees .
Maclin remains unsigned and is still “fielding his market,” per Anderson.
The 29-year-old was a Pro Bowler in 2014 with the Eagles and followed it up with a great season in 2015 with the Kansas City Chiefs. He tallied 172 catches for 2,406 yards and 18 touchdowns in that two-year span.
However, he has struggled mightily over the past two seasons, with 2017 being his worst year in the NFL. He set new career lows with 40 catches and 440 yards playing for the Baltimore Ravens.
Still, the Cowboys’ interest is noteworthy considering the struggles in the passing game last year. The team ranked 26th in the NFL in total passing yards with not a single receiver reaching 900 yards.
The Browns traded for Tyrod Taylor as their best stopgap in years, but the team also will go after its long-term franchise solution in advance of Taylor becoming a 29-year-old free agent in 2019. Although Darnold has his flaws like every talented QB in this rich class, he’s the most well-rounded prospect at the position with his arm, accuracy and athleticism.