"His surgery last week went well," coach Sean Payton said Tuesday. "It will set him back until the start of training camp, but he should be fine as we get started that first week here at camp."
The injury to the second toe on Meachem's left foot occurred last season, but did not keep the former first-round draft choice from Tennessee off the field. Meachem wound up leading the club in touchdowns with 10 -- nine receiving and one on a memorable return after he stripped the ball from Washington defensive back Kareem Moore, who only moments earlier had intercepted Drew Brees.
Meanwhile, the Saints have signed Auburn receiver Montez Billings and Kentucky linebacker Sam Maxwell. The pair had been invited to last weekend's rookie camp on a tryout basis.
To make room on the roster, the Saints waived UNLV linebacker Jason Beauchamp and Norfolk State wide receiver Chris Bell, who were signed as rookie free agents shortly after the draft.
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