New Orleans Saints bring back Travaris Cadet


The New Orleans Saints have brought back running back Travaris Cadet, the team announced Thursday morning.

After parting ways with his former team this past offseason, running back Travaris Cadet has rejoined the New Orleans Saints following his claim off waivers.  Head coach Sean Payton confirmed the transaction.  The corresponding move was the release of wide receiver T.J. Graham.

Cadet became fair game in the open market after the Saints failed to place a tender on the restricted free agent.  He was signed by the New England Patriots in March, released in late September, then picked up by the San Francisco 49ers, who waived him on Monday.

The Saints signed Travaris Cadet as an undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State in 2012.  In three season with New Orleans, he totaled just 11 rushes for 37 yards, but added 45 receptions for 347 yards and two touchdowns.

His best year came in 2014 after he became a significant contributor in the passing game, accumulating 38 catches for 296 yards and a score.  He also spent time as a return man.

With season-ending injuries to Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson, the Saints have shifted the majority of their trust to veteran Tim Hightower while C.J. Spiller continues to struggle with minimum playing time.  Kendall Hunter, who New Orleans signed last week, is also in the mix.

With his experience and knowledge of the playbook, it would be no surprise if Travaris Cadet sees some extended playing time, especially in passing-down situations, his specialty.

The Saints host the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at 3:05 PM CT.  Until then, have a Merry Christmas, Who Dat Nation.