Cadet is a versatile and explosive player who has seen action at running back, wide receiver and return specialist during his NFL career. After spending his first four seasons in New Orleans, Cadet played for both New England and San Francisco in 2015 before returning to the Saints for the final two contests. In the two games, he posted nine receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown, while adding 12 yards on four carries. He set several single-game career-highs in both of his appearances with the Black and Gold in 2015, after setting season career-highs on offense in 2014, posting 38 receptions for 296 yards with one touchdown and carrying 10 times for 32 yards.
NFL CAREER – Cadet is a versatile and explosive player who has seen action at running back, wide receiver and return specialist during his NFL career. After spending his first four seasons in New Orleans, Cadet played for both New England and San Francisco in 2015 before returning to the Saints for the final two contests. In the two games, he posted nine receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown, while adding 12 yards on four carries. He set several single-game career-highs in both of his appearances with the Black and Gold in 2015, after setting season career-highs on offense in 2014, posting 38 receptions for 296 yards with one touchdown and carrying 10 times for 32 yards.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed, 3/10/16; Claimed on waivers by New Orleans from San Francisco, 12/23/15; Waived by San Francisco, 12/22/15; Signed by the San Francisco, 11/10/15; Released by New England, 9/29/15; Signed by New England to a two-year contract, 3/17/15. Signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 4/30/12.
2015 – Over two games with New Orleans, he posted nine receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown, while carrying it four times for 12 yards. Overall in seven games with three teams, carried 11 times for 28 yards, recorded 17 receptions for 208 yards with one touchdowns, returned one punt for one yard and brought back three kickoffs for 94 yards (31.3 avg.)…Began the season with Patriots, appearing in one game and catching one pass for two yards. Released by New England, Sept. 29…Signed by San Francisco 49ers, Nov. 10, playing in four games and posting totals of 16 yards on seven carries, and 66 yards on seven receptions. Waived by 49ers, Dec. 22…Claimed on waivers by New Orleans from San Francisco, 12/23/15…Started and rushed once for six yards vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27, and had three catches for a career-high 69 yards, with a career-high 44-yard touchdown reception, his third career receiving touchdown, to finish with 75 total yards from scrimmage. Added one punt return for one yard and a 19-yard kickoff return…Rushed three times for six yards at Atlanta, 1/3/16, adding a career-high-tying six receptions for a career-best 77 yards and a career-high 83 total yards from scrimmage. Threw an incomplete pass and returned two kickoffs for 75 yards. 2014 – Played in 15 games with a start. Recorded career-highs on offense in both rushing and receiving with 10 carries for 32 yards and 38 receptions for 296 yards with a touchdown. Also brought back 15 kickoffs for 364 yards (24.3 avg.)…Set new receiving career-high with six receptions for 59 yards at Dallas, Sept. 28…Returned three kickoffs for 76 yards and caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 5…Tied career-high in receiving with six grabs for 51 yards at Detroit, Oct. 19…Rushed two times for nine yards and had three grabs for 18 yards vs. San Francisco, Nov. 9. 2013 – played in 13 regular season contests and both postseason games…Returned nine kickoffs for 239 yards (26.6 avg.), brought back a punt for no gain, posted five special teams stops and had two receptions for five yards with one touchdown…Played on offense and special teams at New England, Oct. 13, and had a three-yard touchdown reception, his first career score and also added a special teams stop…Returned a kickoff for career-long 82 yards vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17. Appeared in both postseason contests, seeing action on both offense and special teams. 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. Also had a rush for five yards, posted five receptions for 44 yards and returned a punt for two yards…Posted the first two special teams tackles of his career at Green Bay, Sept. 30…Led 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 (26.7 avg.) while rushing once for five yards…At Oakland, Nov. 21, caught two passes for 25 yards and returned three kickoffs for 123 yards (41.0 avg.), including a 75-yard runback to open up 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).
PERSONAL – Prepped at Miami (Fla.) Central HS where he played quarterback and threw for 1,391 yards with 13 touchdown passes and rushed for more than 450 yards with two touchdowns 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.
New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet made this 36-yard catch and run in the first quarter Sunday, Jan. 3 vs. the Falcons.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees finds Travarius Cadet for 44-yard TD vs. Jaguars.
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.