New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet tasting a different role


Aug 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet (39) rushes for yardage as Tennessee Titans defensive back Tommie Campbell (37) goes for the tackle during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

When Travaris Cadet made the final roster for the New Orleans Saints everyone knew something was special about him. In earlier theories he was referred to as a renaissance man, a very versatile player. And this week versus the Chiefs he may be playing an entirely different role.

The Saints coaching staff is taking full advantage of his abilities, working him out with receivers. When interviewed about his flexibility, Cadet had this to offer,

"“I can contribute at running back, receiver, it doesn’t really matter. As long as the ball is in my hands, I can contribute. If I don’t have the ball, blocking comes into play. But I guess they’re plan is to try to put me more on the perimeter.”"

In college, Cadet actually played quarterback before playing receiver. Soon after he became a return specialist, while running back was a position he has only played in the last two years. Cadet has plenty of playing time playing wide.

"“In college when we went four wide, I was primarily the slot guy. We had a couple of five-wide formations where I was the slot guy. And we had a couple of formations where I was the outside guy, I played the X. I’m real familiar with the position.”"

Cadet had some pretty amazing numbers both in college and in high school and his adaptability is sure to shine in Sunday’s game.