Saints Blank Rams In Preseason Finale

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(AP)  Cameron Meredith caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown as the New Orleans Saints shut-out the Los Angeles Rams 28 -0 to end the preseason.

The former Bears wide receiver was one of the top free agents signed by the Saints, who brought him in even though he had major knee surgery last fall. Meredith's rehab from the injury has gone well, but he was limited in training camp and didn't catch a pass in the first three preseason games. 

Meredith caught a 56-yard pass from Taysom Hill to set up rookie Boston Scott's 4-yard touchdown run for the game's first score. Hill threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Meredith for a 12-0 halftime lead. 

Hill targeted Meredith throughout the first half, overthrowing him on a 2-point conversion attempt and a third-down pass into the end zone before Wil Lutz's 34-yard field goal. That made it 15-0 for the Saints (3-1) and they coasted.

New Orleans opens the regular season September 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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