Cadet is a versatile player who has been a jack of all trades in the running game, passing game and as a return specialist in his first three seasons. An adept pass catcher, Cadet set career-highs on offense, posting 38 receptions for 296 yards with one touchdown and carrying 10 times for 32 yards. He also handled kickoff returns for the majority of the season, bringing back 15 kicks for 364 yards (24.3 avg.).
NFL CAREER – Cadet is a versatile player who has been a jack of all trades in the running game, passing game and as a return specialist in his first three seasons. An adept pass catcher, Cadet set career-highs on offense, posting 38 receptions for 296 yards with one touchdown and carrying 10 times for 32 yards. He also handled kickoff returns for the majority of the season, bringing back 15 kicks for 364 yards (24.3 avg.).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 4/30/12.
2014 – Played in 15 games with one start. Recorded career-highs on offense in both rushing and receiving with 10 carries for 32 yards and 38 receptions for 296 yards with one touchdown. Also brought back 15 kickoffs for 364 yards (24.3 avg.)…Set a new receiving career-high with six receptions for 59 yards at Dallas, Sept. 28…Returned three kickoffs for 76 yards while also catching three passes for 19 yards and one touchdown vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 5…Tied his career-high in receiving with six grabs for 51 yards at Detroit, Oct. 19…Had two carries for one yard and three grabs for 29 yards at Carolina, Oct. 30…Rushed twice for nine yards, including a career-long eight-yard run and had three grabs for 18 yards vs. San Francisco, Nov. 9…Caught two balls for 11 yards vs. Baltimore, Nov. 24…Had a five-yard rush, two receptions for 13 yards and a 25-yard kickoff return vs. Carolina, Dec. 7…Finished with two receptions for nine yards in season finale at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28 2013 – Appeared in 13 regular season contests and both postseason games…Returned nine kickoffs for 239 yards (26.6 avg.), brought back one punt for 0 yards, posted five special teams tackles and had two receptions for five yards with one touchdown…Played on both offense and special teams at New England, Oct. 13, and had a three-yard touchdown reception, his first career TD and also added one special teams stop…Returned a kickoff for a career-long 82 yards vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17. Appeared in both postseason contests, seeing action on both offense and special teams and recorded no statistics. 2012 – Appeared in 13 contests, seeing action on both offense and special teams. Handled kickoff return duties for the second half of the season with 26 runbacks for 690 yards (26.5 avg.) with a long of 75 yards. Added seven stops on special teams coverage units. Also had one rush for five yards, posted five receptions for 44 yards and returned one punt for two yards…Posted the first two special teams tackles of his career at Green Bay, Sept. 30…Led the team with a career-high three special teams tackles at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Following a hand injury to Darren Sproles, took over kickoff return duties vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5 and had three runbacks for 80 yards while rushing once for five yards…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 11, caught two passes for 16 yards, returned a punt for two yards and brought back two kickoffs for 45 yards…At Oakland, Nov. 21, caught two passes for 25 yards and returned three kickoffs for 123 yards, including a 75-yard return to open the second half…Returned five kickoffs for 148 yards (29.6 avg.) vs. San Francisco, 11/25.
COLLEGE – Played three seasons at Appalachian State after transferring from Pearl River (Miss.) Community College in 2009…Originally attended the University of Toledo in 2007 where he redshirted as a receiver…A two-time All-Southern Conference selection while serving as a running back and returner for the Mountaineers, finishing his college career with 3,929 all-purpose yards, including 1,688 rushing yards on 336 carries and 1,376 kickoff return yards…Earned second-team All-Southern Conference accolades as a senior after leading the team in rushing yards (651), kickoff return yards (632), punt return yards (87) and all-purpose yards (1,703)…Majored in criminal justice.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Miami (Fla.) Central HS where he played quarterback and threw for 1,391 yards with 13 TD passes and rushed for more than 450 yards with two TDs as a senior, garnering first-team All-Dade County honors by the Miami Herald…Also served as the team’s punter and placekicker…Has visited patients in the pediatric unit at Ochsner Medical Center and adults receiving chemotherapy at the Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center over the Christmas holidays…Travaris Terrell Cadet was born Feb. 1, 1989.
John DeShazier talks with Travaris Cadet about possibly getting more reps this Sunday with Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completes a 5-yard touchdown pass to running back Travaris Cadet.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees goes deep and hits running back Travaris Cadet for a 31-yard gain against the Dallas Cowboys.
Travaris Cadet talks about Mark Ingram's absence on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)