The Facts: The Patriots are signing former Saint and Bear Meredith, a source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Diehards Line: It's another in a long line of low-risk signings for New England. The Saints signed Meredith to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent from the Bears last year, and the Bears declined to match it. But knee issues, which cost him the entire 2017 season, also cost him most of the 2018 season. The last time Meredith was fully healthy, he was the Bears' leading receiver, catching 66 passes for 888 yards in 2016.