Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith could attempt an NFL comeback
Another former Bear who had a pretty short stint with the team, yet saw fans grow to love him, was wide receiver Cameron Meredith. Similarly to Miller, Meredith’s career can be summed up by a single injury.
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In a preseason game back in 2017, Meredith was hit low and ended up tearing two major ligaments in his knee. This caused him to miss the entire 2017 season after he led the Bears in receiving the year prior. Meredith would go on to see the Bears not bring him back, sign with the New Orleans Saints for 2018, and then never play another down.
After that major knee injury, Meredith wasn’t the same. However, a couple of years removed from the devastating hit, it would be cool to see Meredith come back to training camp and at least participate. If anything, it would be a great story. He wouldn’t make the team, but giving it one last shot in an NFL training camp would provide a heart-warming moment.
Meredith was a special receiver to Bears fans. He led the team in receiving during a dark time, just after Brandon Marshall left and amidst Alshon Jeffery’s last season with the team. Meredith was about to be the team’s top wideout, and fans were depending on him to take over that role.
It was a tough injury to see happen, especially to such a great man who worked his tail off to finally make the roster. Meredith attended Illinois State, so he was a hometown kid who worked hard at making the practice squad and finally earning a spot on the roster before making a big impact. Just one more attempt at a training camp wouldn’t hurt, right?