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Payton: Pass protection will be key for RB Travaris Cadet
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

Saints coach Sean Payton said running back Travaris Cadet, now with the Patriots, is a "work in progress with regards to protection," reports ESPN.com. Payton noted Cadet is a converted receiver who hasn't played running back long.

"He’ll know who to have, but he just hasn’t had the snaps or the experience that so many of the other running backs have," Payton said of Cadet, who hopes to replace Shane Vereen as New England's pass-catching back.

Payton estimated Cadet was asked to pass protect only 10 to 12 times last season, the report said. But Payton believes Cadet can develop into a solid pass protector.

"He’s tough enough, he’ll know who to have, [so] that will be a technique and an ongoing skill and development [thing]," Payton said. "We felt like he definitely could become a protector because what keeps guys from being that third-down back is they don’t know who to block. That’s the first thing that keeps them from playing that position. They scan and see the guy that’s free; the problem with that is when the guy they are supposed to block doesn’t come and they’re in the backfield still and you have a flare-control issue – he’s supposed to be out in the route but he’s floating in the backfield before he leaves, it doesn’t work. So he’ll know who to block, it will just be a matter of technique.”

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Report: Patriots sign RB Travaris Cadet
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

The Patriots have signed running back Travaris Cadet, reports ESPN. 

Although the former Saints ball carrier saw action in 15 games last season, he only accounted for 32 yards on the ground. He did manage to have 38 receptions for 296 yards and one touchdown as a receiver out of the backfield.

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Saints decline to tender Travaris Cadet
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Saints declined to tender a contract to running back Travaris Cadet by Tuesday's deadline, making him a free agent.

Cadet served a passing-game weapon in 2014, racking up 38 receptions and 296 yards in 15 games. He could be back with the team on a new deal this offseason but is free to pursue opportunities with other teams.

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Saints release RB Pierre Thomas
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Saints released 30-year-old running back Pierre Thomas, reports The New Orleans Times Picayune. He had two years and $4.3 million left on his contract.

Thomas missed five games last season due to foot and rib injuries. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry in eight years with the Saints, catching 327 passes and scoring 40 total touchdowns.

With Mark Ingram headed to free agency, the Saints' top runners under contract are Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet.

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Travaris Cadet among Saints players inactive for Week 16
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Saints have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons: Seantavius Jones, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Jamarca Sanford, Travaris Cadet, Moises Fokou, Lawrence Virgil and Terron Armstead.

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Kick Returns
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Punt Returns
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