Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet (39) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 8/22

The New Orleans Saints have made more cuts as we head torward the regular season. Not only that, there are still a variety of young players looking to make the final roster who have narrowly avoided the cut process so far.

Let’s jump right into the action and look at today’s Saints news, rumors and links.

 

Travaris Cadet not focused on mistakes 

Per NOLA.com’s Katherine Terrell:

Cadet has said repeatedly he almost feels like this is his second rookie season. So to have a setback now has been untimely, to say the least.

“Every year is a new year. When I came in as a rookie last year, I was trying to prove myself,” he said. “I wouldn’t even consider myself a veteran except for getting that year under my belt and getting more comfortable and learning.”

Cadet fumbled twice, recovering one and losing the other, against the Oakland Raiders during last Friday’s second preseason game. Cadet’s woes were part of an overall lethargic second-half performance that frustrated Payton.

 

Glenn Foster a surprise 

Per NOLA.com’s Nakia Hogan:

Foster began to gain notice in practices because of his ability to use his explosiveness and quick reaction to make plays in the offensive backfield.

Then he followed those workouts with a nice performance in the exhibition opener against the Kansas City Chiefs by recording a sack and three tackles. He was even better against the Raiders last week when he had four tackles, two sacks and three hits on the quarterback.

With Cam Jordan and Akiem Hicks entrenched as the starting defensive ends, Foster has played himself into the conversation for a roster spot.

 

Jason Smith cut

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

 The team released offensive tackle Jason Smith on Wednesday. The Saints took a shot on Smith, who was the second overall pick of the 2009 draft by St. Louis because they thought he still might have some upside. They gave him a look first at left tackle, but Charles Brown and rookie Terron Armstead quickly moved ahead of him. Smith later switched to right tackle, but fell behind Bryce Harris as the backup to starter Zach Strief.

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