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Travaris Cadet | Running Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Appalachian State
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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes RB Travaris Cadet will not make the final roster.
Cadet was in the third-down running back battle early in camp, but a hamstring injury cost him the first three preseason games. With Dion Lewis shining, Cadet will struggle to make a push even if he can get healthy in time for the final game. Aug 30 - 6:17 PM
Source: ESPN

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According to ESPN Boston, Travaris Cadet's pass protection "remains a wild card" at early-camp practices.

Beat writer Mike Reiss notes that Cadet's ability to improve in this area "will be a key for how big of a role he might fill on offense." Practice watchers have witnessed Cadet playing key roles in multiple special teams phases at Patriots camp, a good sign for his chances of making the 53-man roster. Cadet remains in a dogfight with James White for passing-back duties.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 6 - 11:32 AM

ESPN Boston believes Patriots RB Travaris Cadet has created "positive momentum" in the early days of camp.

Reporter Mike Reiss does admit that Cadet is "still an unknown" in pass protection. Proving to Bill Belichick that he can pick up the blitz will be all important for Cadet in his quest for third-down duties. He's battling James White and Dion Lewis.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 3 - 2:30 PM

ESPN Boston considers Travaris Cadet, Dion Lewis and James White "closely bunched" for the passing back job.

It's an "incomplete picture" right now as the Patriots try to fill the Shane Vereen role. Ultimately, we're not expecting any of these guys to get close to the 9.9 touches per game Vereen averaged over the last two years. Brandon Bolden is also capable of playing on some passing downs if none of this trio steps forward in training camp.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 21 - 8:55 AM

The Boston Globe believes Travaris Cadet has "the leg up" on James White for the passing back role.

Shane Vereen averaged 9.9 touches per game over the last two seasons, playing the majority of third-down and two-minute drill snaps. His role could be filled by committee, with Cadet, White and Brandon Bolden all in the mix. But if one of these guys can separate at camp, he'll be on the PPR radar. It's a competition worth watching come August.
Source: CBS Boston
Jun 18 - 9:58 AM

Patriots agreed to terms with RB Travaris Cadet, formerly of the Saints, on a two-year contract.

A restricted free agent, Cadet wasn't tendered a contract by the Saints. A pure passing-game back, he gives the Patriots a third-down option as they look to replace Shane Vereen. Cadet caught 38 passes for the Saints last season despite playing just 209 snaps. He has only 11 career carries. Cadet is a name to keep an eye on in fantasy circles, but will face competition for Vereen's old spot.
Mar 17 - 5:11 PM

Saints declined to tender RB Travaris Cadet, making him a free agent.

26-year-old Cadet may return at a reduced salary, but the Saints weren't willing to pay him the $1.542 million attached to the lowest possible RFA tender.
Mar 10 - 5:18 PM

With Pierre Thomas (ribs) inactive, Travaris Cadet caught 2-of-4 targets for nine yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Bucs.

Cadet was the Saints' primary pass-catching back, but was actually out-gained 22-9 by Khiry Robinson through the air. With Thomas signed affordably for 2015, Cadet should be returning as a reserve, even if Mark Ingram is allowed to walk in free agency.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Saints declared RB Travaris Cadet inactive for Week 16 against the Falcons.

Cadet does not have much of an offensive role with Pierre Thomas back healthy, but it is still a surprise he is inactive. Thomas is a nice FLEX play in PPR formats. Saints also declared WR Seantavius Jones, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, S Jamarca Sanford, ILB Moises Fokou, NT Lawrence Virgil and OT Terron Armstead inactive for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Travaris Cadet (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Cadet was held out on Wednesday, but is on track to play after practicing the last two days. His role in the pass game will be reduced with Pierre Thomas returning. Cadet isn't on the Week 12 fantasy radar.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Travaris Cadet (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

He now looks on track to play on Monday night against the Ravens. With Pierre Thomas (shoulder) due back, however, Cadet's role will likely be reduced.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Travaris Cadet missed Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury.

It's a new injury for Pierre Thomas' fill-in. As usual, the Saints haven't offered any clues as to Cadet's status, so for now he can only be considered questionable for Monday's game against the Ravens. The fact that the Saints waived Brian Leonard earlier this week could be a sign they expect Cadet to suit up for Week 12, but that's pure speculation. His practice status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Travaris Cadet caught 4-of-5 targets for 31 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

Cadet was held without a gain on his lone rushing attempt. Doing a poor Pierre Thomas impression during Thomas' (shoulder) extended absence, Cadet isn't a legitimate RB3.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Travaris Cadet rushed twice for nine yards in the Saints' Week 10 loss to the 49ers, adding three catches for an additional 18 yards.

The game was largely a carbon copy of Cadet's Week 9. Cadet has taken on Pierre Thomas' (shoulder) role, but not his fantasy value. That will remain the case for Week 11 if Thomas remains sidelined.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Travaris Cadet rushed twice for one yard in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers, adding three catches for an additional 39 yards.

Not the night FLEX night streamers had in mind, though it wasn't a total disaster for PPR purposes. The question now for Cadet's middling RB3 value is if Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will be back for Week 10. Cadet is far from a must hold if you're in a roster bind.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:15:00 AM

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