The star of the Saints preseason, Travaris Cadet, was among the players kept for the 53 man roster. Cadet will have the pleasure of joining Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory in the Saints backfield.
Also in the backfield will be Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram.
You have to give the Saints credit for always finding hidden gems to add on their roster. Cadet was an undrafted rookie who will likely make a huge impact to the Saints.
Another position that the Saints didn’t have a problem stacking up on was wide receiver. They kept six players at that position. This likely means that Joe Morgan and Adrian Arrington will be ready to play by week 1.
I think what most Saints fans will want to see is the progression of Cadet and what he can really add to this team. There’s no doubt that he had a stellar preseason, which is what reserved his spot. He’s a bigger version of Sproles and even has the same flexibility.
Cadet led the Saints with 30 catches for 246 yards and two touchdowns during the preseason. As if that wasn’t enough, he also ran the ball 39 times for 132 yards, returned kickoffs and punts and lined up on special teams coverage units. At this point, it’s safe to say that there’s nothing he can’t do.
It was highly unfortunate to see fourth-round draft pick, Nick Toon placed on injured-reserve because of a foot injury. Once he’s healthy, he will be able to contribute greatly to the Saints team.
One thing Drew Brees won’t have is a shortage of weapons to make plays with this upcoming season. Brees loves spreading the wealth between all of his receivers and making sure everyone on the team reaches their full potential. We know the Saints have no problem getting in the end zone, so expect for them to put up high numbers on the scoreboard.