Saints receiver Cameron Meredith, inactive Sunday, still getting up to speed

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By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate

A breakthrough happened for Cameron Meredith in the final preseason game.

A prize free-agent signing for the Saints, Meredith torched a Rams cornerback for one long catch and scored on another, looking like he was ready for the season opener.

Then Meredith was inactive for Sunday's season opener against Tampa Bay. Meredith's knee is now fully healthy coming off of the torn ACL that cost him last season in Chicago, but he still needs more time on task with Drew Brees to take his place in the offense.

"More than anything else, it had to do with just the reps he was behind coming off of training camp," Payton said. "From a health standpoint, he's doing good. It's just getting him up to speed."

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