With Kevin White out for the foreseeable future the Bears turned to Cameron Meredith to step up and make plays, and that’s exactly what he did against the Colts last Sunday. The second-year receiver caught nine balls for 130 yards and a touchdown.
“I liked the way I played,” says Meredith. “I like the way I came mentally prepared. Physically prepared I fell like we matched up with them pretty well. I came to compete and I was able to get some positive outcomes frrom that so I’m just going with the same mindset every week.”
Meredith hasn’t spent much time at his current position. At Illinois State he was a backup quarterback for two years then transitioned to wide receiver for his final two seasons. He might now have the experience but he definitely has the tools.
“When you just go out there and watch him from day one you see the raw talent,” says Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler. “The guy hasn’t played receiver a whole bunch, but is big, is fast, can make some moves for being a big guy he’s got some quickness to him, really solid hands goes up and snatches the ball out of the air.”
Meredith has had some bumps on the way. He had a costly fumble late in the fourth quarter that the Colts turned into a field goal late into the game.
“I’ve been working on extra stuff after practice and make sure I’m getting that ball tight so you know it doesn’t happen again,” says Meredith.
“On the 64-play game that Cam had 62 of them were pretty damn good,” says Bears head coach John Fox. “I think all in all it was a pretty good outing minus a couple plays that hopefully he’ll learn from. You’re going to make mistakes you just try not to make the same mistakes.”
Meredith will look to take even more strides against the Jaguars in Week 6.