Travaris Cadet RB NO 2 months ago

Cadet has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A passing-down specialist, Cadet was released by the Patriots and 49ers during the 2015 season, eventually landing back in New Orleans where he spent the first three seasons of his career. He may compete for a third-down role, but he's unlikely to be a featured part of the Saints offense.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 4 months ago

In two games with the Saints, Cadet gained 12 yards on four carries and added nine receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After suffering a rash of injuries to end the season, the Saints re-signed Cadet, who had appeared in games with both the Patriots and 49ers this season. Cadet had spent the first three seasons of his career with the Saints, before signing in New England this offseason. While he's not much of a runner, Cadet's chops as a pass-catching threat quickly re-surfaced in his two games back with the Saints. It remains to be seen, however, whether Cadet will be back with the Saints in 2016, as he is once again a free agent this offseason.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 4 months ago

Cadet caught three of five targets for 69 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 37-28 win over the Jaguars. He had just one carry for six yards.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cadet was claimed off waivers during the week, returning to his former team, and made an impact in Sunday's win. Meanwhile, Tim Hightower continued to amaze, rushing for 122 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns. With C.J. Spiller a healthy scratch Sunday, expect Cadet to serve as the pass-catching back in the season finale next week at Atlanta.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 4 months ago

The Saints have claimed Cadet off waivers from the 49ers, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Khiry Robinson, Mark Ingram and Marcus Murphy all on IR, Cadet gives the Saints some added backfield depth behind Tim Hightower, C.J. Spiller and Kendall Hunter.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 4 months ago

Cadet was released by the 49ers on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Shaun Draughn (knee) was forced from Sunday's loss to the Bengals due to an injury, it's somewhat surprising that Cadet has been let go. Nonetheless, the 49ers have apparently been unimpressed, as they'll replace Cadet on the roster with fellow running back DuJuan Harris.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 4 months ago

Cadet only ran the ball twice for four yards, but he reeled in four catches for 32 yards in the loss to the Bengals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Starter Shaun Draughn (knee) went down in the first half, so the 49ers deployed a combination of Kendall Gaskins and Cadet in the second half. If Draughn has to miss any time, the team would likely deploy a similar timeshare against the Lions. While Gaskins' attributes are better suited for early-down work, Cadet would be the better option to use on passing downs, and the more desirable play in PPR formats.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 5 months ago

Cadet received his first touches as a 49er on Sunday, rushing three times for six yards and catching one of his two targets for another six yards.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cadet was brought on to serve as a pass-catching back for the 49ers, but he hasn't been utilized at all since Carlos Hyde (foot) has been sidelined. While Sunday's usage could indicate that OC Geep Chryst believes that Cadet is finally ready for that role, he still won't see nearly as many touches as starter Shaun Draughn.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 6 months ago

Cadet is signing with the 49ers on Tuesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Released by the Patriots back in late September, Cadet now found a situation that could allow him to get some playing time. Cadet could challenge Shaun Draughn and Pierre Thomas for passing-down work, but the 49ers haven't distributed many targets to their running backs this season.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 7 months ago

The Jets -- who are on bye this week -- have worked out Cadet, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The report hints that bringing Cadet in for a visit could hint at concern regarding the status of pass-catching back Bilal Powell, who suffered a groin injury this past Sunday.

Travaris Cadet RB NO 7 months ago

Cadet was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cadet was a healthy scratch for Sunday's win over the Jaguars, and the Patriots ultimately decided to add another linebacker (Jon Bostic) over keeping a fifth running back. Cadet's receiving skills could lead to some interest around the league, but he's unlikely to find anything more than a bit role.