Wide receiver Robert Meachem, who played with the New Orleans Saints from 2007-2011, participated in Tuesday's minicamp practice in Metairie on a tryout basis.

Meachem was wearing No. 12, the jersey number recently vacated by 10-year veteran Marques Colston, who was released by the team Feb. 29.

The Saints selected Meachem, 31, with the 27th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent four years with the Saints, left for the San Diego Chargers in 2012 and then returned to the Saints in 2013.

He played in 11 games for the Saints in 2014, catching seven passes for 114 yards. His contract expired after the season and he was not re-signed.