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.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that Cadet (concussion) wouldn't practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Cadet remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, with his inability to practice Wednesday suggesting that he hasn't made much notable progress in his recovery. The Bills will wait and see if Cadet's symptoms clear up in time for Sunday's game against the Colts, but if the reserve running back is unavailable, Mike Tolbert (hamstring) would likely work as the top understudy to LeSean McCoy.
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