Cadet was released by the Saints on Saturday, Nick Underhill of the Advocate reports. With 2017 third-rounder Alvin Kamara now in the fold, the Saints have little use for Cadet, who isn't as explosive as a pass catcher compared to the rookie. However, Cadet could still offer value to another organization in need of a third-down specialist.
Cadet (undisclosed) had five carries for 22 yards and six catches for 51 yards (eight targets) in Thursday's preseason finale against Baltimore. Cadet returned after missing the previous week's contest and enjoyed one last chance to make his case for a roster spot. Alvin Kamara has made the veteran pass-catching specialist expendable, but the Saints could still decide to retain Cadet as their No. 4 running back. Daniel Lasco and Darius Victor are the other candidates for the job.
Cadet (undisclosed) did not play in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday. Cadet, who has been sidelined for much of training camp with an undisclosed injury, returned to practice earlier in the week but still donned a red non-contact jersey. While the versatile pass catcher still has a chance to make the final roster given his history under head coach Sean Payton, rookie Alvin Kamara appears to have clearly distanced himself from Cadet on the running back depth chart.
Cadet (undisclosed) isn't practicing Sunday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Cadet already saw his roster chances take a hit the past few days due to Alvin Kamara's impressive performance in the preseason opener against Cleveland. The rookie third-round pick is a talented pass catcher who seemingly makes Cadet expendable. Missed practice time won't help the veteran in his bid to earn one of the final roster spots.
Cadet will have to compete with 2017 third-round selection Alvin Kamara for snaps on passing downs, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports. The Saints surrendered a 2018 second-round pick to move up for Kamara, who caught 40 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns last season at the University of Tennessee while serving as the lightning to Jalen Hurd's thunder. The team made far less of an investment in Cadet, who re-signed on a one-year contract with a signing bonus of only $80,000. While he'll likely get a shot to retain his pass-catching role, Cadet could find himself on the wrong side of the roster bubble if Kamara impresses during training camp and the preseason. Kamara, Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson are locks for the final roster, potentially leaving Cadet to compete with Daniel Lasco and Marcus Murphy for a spot that could be decided on the basis of special teams value.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||@Green Bay Packers||21||19.00|
|9||11/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||15.00|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||32||27.00|
|15||12/17||New York Jets||26||20.00|
|17||12/31||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||15.00|
|3 Year Avg||8||26||0||32||264||2||40|