During the New Orleans Saints preseason games, Travaris Cadet became the hidden gem on the field. Cadet was, by far, the breakout star during these games and his effort obviously didn’t go unnoticed.
Cadet came into the Saints camp as an undrafted rookie from Appalachian State at 6 feet 1, 210 pounds. His ability to be a runner, receiver and return man showed his versatility and the many different ways the Saints could use him.
Many weren’t sure if Cadet would make the final roster, considering the depth at tailback that the Saints already had. There were already four established tailbacks on the team. I’m sure the Saints didn’t want to risk losing him to another team because we all know he had no chance of making the practice squad.
There was no way the Saints were going to be willing to part ways with Cadet. He led the league with 30 receptions and 246 receiving yards and two touchdowns. On top of all that, he ran the ball 39 times for 132 yards.
In this league, you can never have enough offensive weapons, especially when you have a quarterback like Drew Brees. Another problem the Saints have had in the past is their running backs always tend to get injured. I’m sure that ran through their thoughts when deciding to keep Cadet.
Even if Cadet is only able to contribute on special teams this year, I’m looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the Saints. When this kid is able to get his chance at starting, he is sure to produce.