New Orleans Saints re-sign running back Travaris Cadet


The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that they have re-signed running back Travaris Cadet, confirming five other moves as well.

After parting ways with his former team this past offseason, Travaris Cadet rejoined the New Orleans Saints following his claim off waivers two days before Christmas.  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 in December.  Cadet finished the last two games of the season with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints signed 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.

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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 New Orleans Saints shifted the majority of their trust to veteran Tim Hightower, who exploded onto the season in the last four games of the year. C.J. Spiller continued to struggle with minimum playing time and a nagging injury.

As for Travaris Cadet, he had a heck of a run to close out the 2015 season, totaling 158 yards and a touchdown in the final two games.  He earned his job back on the roster.  In addition to Cadet, the New Orleans Saints also confirmed the signings of Kyle Wilson, Senio Kelemete, Kai Forbath, Michael Hoomanawanui, and Josh Scobee.