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Travaris Cadet | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Appalachian State
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Travaris Cadet caught one pass for five yards in the Saints' Week 1 game.
Cadet surprisingly earned the start, catching the first pass of the game. He did not see much of the field after the first series, however, as Pierre Thomas dominated the passing-down touches. Cadet would need an injury to Thomas to even sniff the fantasy radar. Sep 7 - 4:57 PM

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Saints third-year RB Travaris Cadet is working as the No. 4 tailback at OTAs.

Versatile Cadet has practiced some in Darren Sproles' old role, but the Saints are more likely to lean on Brandin Cooks for those responsibilities. Cadet is behind Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Khiry Robinson at tailback. Cadet's calling card is special teams, where he is a backup returner and can cover kicks.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 5 - 10:59 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed Travaris Cadet is a candidate to pick up some of Darren Sproles' snaps.

Specifically, Payton said Cadet might take on "a little more of that role." Cadet was held without a rush attempt in 2013, and is still No. 4 on the depth chart. He is an excellent receiver, however, and much bigger than Sproles at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. Always willing to get creative, Payton will find snaps for Cadet if he believes he's deserving of them.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 8:22 PM

ESPN.com's Mike Triplett believes Travaris Cadet is a candidate to replace Darren Sproles in the Saints' offense.

Cadet was held without a rushing attempt last year and is still fourth on the depth chart, but it's possible he could earn more playing time as a passing down back. He has a versatile skill-set and the potential to be the Saints' best receiving option out of the backfield. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson remain the prime candidates to pick up Sproles' snaps.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 1:45 PM

Saints RB Travaris Cadet was held without a touch in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

The second-year pro drew a target in the passing game, but committed a ghastly drop. Active 13 times this season, Cadet was held without a rushing attempt, and limited to two receptions. With Khiry Robinson coming on behind the Saints' top three backs, Cadet's roster spot is in danger.
Jan 11 - 9:04 PM

Saints declared RB Travaris Cadet, WR Nick Toon, QB Ryan Griffin, DB Terrence Frederick, DB Isa Abdul-Quddus, OLB Keyunta Dawson, and DL Tom Johnson inactive for Week 17 against the Bucs.

All are healthy scratches. The Saints didn't have any players listed as doubtful or questionable.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Saints declared RB Travaris Cadet, DE Tom Johnson, OLB Keyunta Dawson, S Rafael Bush, WR Nick Toon, TE Josh Hill and QB Ryan Griffin inactive for Week 16 against the Panthers.

Cadet has yet to notch a carry this season. The big Week 16 news for the Saints is that they'll be working in a new kicker, Shayne Graham.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:38:00 AM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune believes Saints second-year RB Travaris Cadet may be on the roster bubble.

Cadet is competing with undrafted rookie Khiry Robinson for the No. 4 running back job. After a strong rookie preseason, Cadet has struggled mightily through two exhibition games this year. He's rushed for just 35 yards on 18 carries and has fumbled twice. Robinson has 102 yards on the ground. Cadet has a versatile skill set, but he's off the re-draft fantasy radar.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Saints RB Travaris Cadet worked with the third-team offense at OTAs.

Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles shared first-team reps. Mark Ingram handled second-team work, and Cadet was the third-team tailback. Instead of shuttling between receiver and tailback as he did under Pete Carmichael last year, Cadet is working as a full-time running back. He's a deep sleeper in PPR leagues.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Saints RB Travaris Cadet anticipates handling most of the team's return duties with Darren Sproles (fractured hand) out indefinitely.

"Right now, pretty much," Cadet said. "But we may have a little change here and there depending on how the game is going. I'll leave that up to Coach." Cadet is listed as Sproles' direct backup on both kickoff and punt returns. He also operated in Sproles' exact role with the second-team offense in preseason games. Return-yardage and deep leaguers should add Cadet immediately.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 08:09:00 PM

The Saints are cross-training RB Travaris Cadet at wide receiver.

Cadet is no better than fourth on the running back depth chart, so the Saints are looking for creative ways to get him involved on offense. An estimated 80-percent of his practice reps this week were at receiver. With early-season injuries to Marques Colston (questionable, foot) and Devery Henderson (probable, concussion), Cadet could expand his role as a third-team wideout.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 08:16:00 PM

The Saints have five tailbacks on their 53-man roster right now.

Both undrafted rookie Travaris Cadet and Chris Ivory survived the cut as backups to Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles. Simply put, Cadet was too impressive to let go at 6'1/210 with extremely impressive receiving skills. In five preseason games, he caught 30 passes for 246 yards with two touchdowns. Cadet will be a name to monitor if Sproles gets hurt this season. Ivory may be on the trade block.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 10:12:00 AM

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, undrafted rookie RB/WR Travaris Cadet is "making it tougher" for the Saints to cut him.

Seeing time on returns, in the slot and out of the backfield, Cadet played all four quarters of Friday's loss to the Jaguars. Cadet has carried the ball 18 times for 51 yards through New Orleans' first three preseason games, adding 19 catches for 171 yards and two scores. He's averaged 28.3 yards on four kick returns. At the very least, Cadet is putting heat on the less versatile Chris Ivory.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 02:46:00 PM

Saints undrafted rookie RB/WR Travaris Cadet caught eight passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's preseason opener.

Undrafted out of Appalachian State, Cadet ran a 4.67 forty at his Pro Day at 6-foot, 205, so he's about the exact opposite of a workout wonder. He played fast in the Hall of Fame Game, though, and exhibited tackle-breaking ability in addition to some shake and bake in the Darren Sproles "satellite back" role with New Orleans' second-team offense. Cadet, who can also return kickoffs, could end up making Chris Ivory expendable if he keeps this up all August.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 10:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
2Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Brandin Cooks
3Joe Morgan
WR21Kenny Stills
2Nick Toon
3Robert Meachem
WR31Brandin Cooks
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham