In two games with the Saints, Cadet gained 12 yards on four carries and added nine receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown. After suffering a rash of injuries to end the season, the Saints re-signed Cadet, who had appeared in games with both the Patriots and 49ers this season. Cadet had spent the first three seasons of his career with the Saints, before signing in New England this offseason. While he's not much of a runner, Cadet's chops as a pass-catching threat quickly re-surfaced in his two games back with the Saints. It remains to be seen, however, whether Cadet will be back with the Saints in 2016, as he is once again a free agent this offseason.
Cadet caught three of five targets for 69 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 37-28 win over the Jaguars. He had just one carry for six yards. Cadet was claimed off waivers during the week, returning to his former team, and made an impact in Sunday's win. Meanwhile, Tim Hightower continued to amaze, rushing for 122 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns. With C.J. Spiller a healthy scratch Sunday, expect Cadet to serve as the pass-catching back in the season finale next week at Atlanta.
The Saints have claimed Cadet off waivers from the 49ers, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. With Khiry Robinson, Mark Ingram and Marcus Murphy all on IR, Cadet gives the Saints some added backfield depth behind Tim Hightower, C.J. Spiller and Kendall Hunter.
Cadet was released by the 49ers on Tuesday. After Shaun Draughn (knee) was forced from Sunday's loss to the Bengals due to an injury, it's somewhat surprising that Cadet has been let go. Nonetheless, the 49ers have apparently been unimpressed, as they'll replace Cadet on the roster with fellow running back DuJuan Harris.
Cadet only ran the ball twice for four yards, but he reeled in four catches for 32 yards in the loss to the Bengals. Starter Shaun Draughn (knee) went down in the first half, so the 49ers deployed a combination of Kendall Gaskins and Cadet in the second half. If Draughn has to miss any time, the team would likely deploy a similar timeshare against the Lions. While Gaskins' attributes are better suited for early-down work, Cadet would be the better option to use on passing downs, and the more desirable play in PPR formats.
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