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Travaris Cadet | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Appalachian State
Contract: view contract details

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49ers signed RB Travaris Cadet.
Cadet spent the offseason with the Patriots, and there was some speculation he could reunite with New England following the season-ending injury to Dion Lewis. A passing-down specialist, Cadet will take the roster spot and potential role of Pierre Thomas. Nov 10 - 9:23 AM

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Free agent RB Travaris Cadet worked out for the Jets on Tuesday.

The Jets are likely just updating their emergency list during their bye week. Cadet was waived by the Patriots last week.
Oct 6 - 6:03 PM

Patriots waived RB Travaris Cadet.

The Patriots needed to make room on the roster for linebacker Jon Bostic. Cadet played just two snaps for New England, catching one pass for two yards. The Patriots will go with a backfield of LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden and James White going forward.
Sep 29 - 4:15 PM

Travaris Cadet is active for Week 2 against the Bills.

He sat out last week because of a hamstring injury. Cadet has a decent set of mitts (38 catches for New Orleans last year) but it will be tough for the Patriots to find work for him behind starter LeGarrette Blount and third-down back Dion Lewis. He's not a fantasy option.
Sep 20 - 12:05 PM

Travaris Cadet (hamstring) is probable for Week 2 against Buffalo.

Cadet could be a healthy scratch with LeGarrette Blount returning. Dion Lewis will remain New England's pass-down back.
Sep 18 - 6:56 PM

Travaris Cadet (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 2.

Cadet practiced in full last week, but was held out of the opener. With LeGarrette Blount returning, Cadet isn’t a lock to be active against Buffalo.
Sep 16 - 7:39 PM

Patriots declared RB Travaris Cadet, OL Ryan Wendell, DE Trey Flowers, S Tavon Wilson, DT Khyri Thornton, DL Rufus Johnson and CB Justin Coleman inactive for Week 1 against the Steelers.

With Wendell sidelined, UDFA David Andrews appears to be the starting center. Wendell wasn't on the injury report. The Patriots' backfield will be some mix of Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden and James White.
Sep 10 - 7:18 PM

Travaris Cadet (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's NFL opener against Pittsburgh.

Cadet was listed as a "full" participant in practice all week, which should mean he's healthy enough to play. He may not dress for the game, however, if he's buried on the depth chart. Cadet was injured almost all of camp.
Sep 9 - 4:41 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Aug 30 - 6:17 PM

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

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TE1Garrett Celek
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LG1Alex Boone
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