The New Orleans Saints’ signing of veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant now makes a lot more sense following this most recent news about Cameron Meredith.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Meredith is being placed on injured reserve and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The Saints signed Meredith, who missed the entire 2017 season after tearing his ACL, to a two-year, $10 million offer sheet as a restricted free agent this past offseason.

Meredith had a breakout season with the Chicago Bears in 2016 as he had 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns.

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However, Meredith was unable to break through in the Saints’ high-powered offense, in part because of his knee injury. In six games, he had just nine catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. He wasn’t even targeted in each of his last three games.

Meredith is the second Saints wide receiver to go on injured reserve after veteran Ted Ginn Jr. also went on IR on Oct. 18 with a knee injury.

With Ginn and Meredith out, that left the Saints with rookie Tre’Quan Smith as the most reliable receiver left behind Michael Thomas. But now, Drew Brees will be able to call on Dez Bryant as a secondary option moving forward.