The New Orleans Saints released veteran wide receiver Greg Camarillo. Camarillo had been re-signed by the Saints after Devery Henderson suffered a concussion in week one. Now that Henderson is healthy, the Saints decided to let go of Camarillo.
Camarillo appeared in two games for the Saints this season but did not have any statistical impact. He entered the league in 2006 with the San Diego Chargers and has been a steady receiver throughout his career. Furthermore, he worked out with Drew Brees this past off-season, but his familiarity with Brees could not help secure a roster spot.
Camarillo’s departure definitely opens the door for running back Travaris Cadet. It was rumored that the Saints wanted to use Cadet as a wide receiver and Camarillo being off the roster all but affirms that rumor. Cadet took most of his reps at wide receiver during practice last week and it appears that the Saints want to use him at wide receiver.
Cadet’s versatility makes him a valuable asset to the Saints because they can use him at many different positions. Furthermore, using Cadet at wide receiver is a great strategy for the Saints because most teams will not be prepared for him in that role.
If Cadet plays well at wide receiver, he could easily secure a spot as the Saints’ number four wide receiver. On the Saints’ current depth chart, Joseph Morgan and Courtney Roby are listed as the number four and five receivers, respectively. However, I think Cadet could easily secure the number four receiver position if he outplays Morgan and Roby.
Morgan will be Cadet’s biggest competition as the Saints see Morgan as the speedster to complement their receiving corps. However, through two games, Morgan has only caught one reception for five yards. If given the opportunity, I think Cadet would be able to have better production than Morgan and could secure the number four wide out slot.