New Orleans Saints undrafted running back Travaris Cadet has splashed onto the scene during the Saints’ first four preseason games. Cadet has shown that he can do everything from running, receiving, and returning.
With Cadet’s skill set it would make sense that he would definitely make the Saints’ 53-man final roster. However, in the latest NFL Rumors it appears that Cadet is not necessarily guaranteed to make the final roster.
The Saints are pretty stacked at the running back position as they already have Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, and Chris Ivory. Out of the four running backs Ivory has had the poorest showing in the preseason and it appeared that Cadet could take his spot on the depth chart.
Ivory has been fumbling the ball too many times during the preseason and that has many people thinking that he is expendable. Furthermore, with Cadet’s emergence it seemed that Ivory was sure to get cut.
Despite Ivory’s fumbling concerns the Saints still like his running ability and the depth he provides at the position. Furthermore, Ivory is a proven running back with the Saints and played terrific in the Saints’ playoff games last year.
The Saints may be loyal to Ivory but it would be foolish of them to release Cadet. Cadet is a “diamond in the rough” and a player who can definitely help their team.
The Saints should keep Cadet based on his versatility alone. Cadet can carry the ball as a running back, catch the ball as a wide receiver, and return punts and kicks for the special teams.
Cadet can play at least three different positions and that makes him a very valuable asset. Furthermore, the Saints could use the extra depth at running back with Sproles’s recent knee injury and Ingram’s history with various injuries.
It would be wise for the Saints to hold on to Cadet because as far as I’m concerned he made the team after his first preseason game. If the Saints don’t select Cadet as one of their 53 players on the final roster I know he will get picked up by another team very quickly.
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