Travaris Cadet returned to Buffalo this season on a one-year contract, and he will look to be one of the primary backups for LeSean McCoy. Cadet is coming off a dislocated ankle suffered in Week 16, but he's expected to be fine for training camp. Cadet showed he could be a capable receiver out of the backfield for Buffalo with four games with at least three catches in the nine games he appeared in 2017. Barring a signicifant injury to McCoy, however, it's doubtful Cadet will have a prominent role in 2018. He should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
Cadet (ankle) is re-signing with the Bills. Per ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, Cadet is recovering from the dislocated ankle he suffered on Christmas Eve faster than expected, and is already back to running at full speed. He'll likely still be limited at the offseason program, but it sounds as if he could reach full strength before training camp. Cadet will compete for a depth spot in a backfield that recently added Chris Ivory, potentially spelling LeSean McCoy on some passing downs. Cadet had 22 carries for 93 yards and 13 receptions for 93 yards on 16 targets in six games with the Bills last season.
The Bills placed Cadet (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports. Cadet dislocated his right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Patriots and will undergo surgery Wednesday to address the matter, so his move to injured reserve was anticipated. Marcus Murphy was promoted to the active roster in a corresponding move and checks in as the third-string running back behind LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert.
Cadet suffered a dislocated right ankle in Sunday's 37-16 loss to the Patriots and will undergo a season-ending procedure Wednesday to reset the ankle, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Cadet is expected to make a full recovery in 12 weeks, putting him on track to enter the offseason program healthy. The loss of Cadet, who has produced 186 total yards in six games with Buffalo this season, leaves Mike Tolbert as the top backup to LeSean McCoy.
Cadet saw four carries for 24 yards and caught his only target during Sunday's win over Miami. Teammate Mike Tolbert was a healthy scratch, leaving Cadet as the No. 2 behind bell-cow back LeSean McCoy. The starter was down for a few minutes after one carry; had that transpired into something worse, Cadet would have instantly become the main ball carrier for the Bills, at least for the rest of this contest. However, McCoy remains surprisingly durable given his 29-year-old body and the 10,000-plus yards of NFL tread on his tires, while the season is running out of time for insurance backs like Cadet to have any value.
Cadet, cleared from a concussion last week, played in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Colts, carrying the ball four times for just two yards while not getting targeted in the passing game. Cadet was on the field for just four offensive plays, while Mike Tolbert, who had missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, saw 13 offensive plays and turned that into six carries for 32 yards. Cadet has provided some nice depth and versatility to the Buffalo offense since his midseason signing, but it looks like he'll settle into the No. 3 spot in the pecking order now that Tolbert's healthy again.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.38|
|4||09/30||@Green Bay Packers||16||17.38|
|8||10/30||New England Patriots||17||17.47|
|10||11/11||@New York Jets||24||18.50|
|14||12/09||New York Jets||24||18.50|
|16||12/23||@New England Patriots||17||17.47|
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|3 Year Avg||13||48||0||24||205||2||36|