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Travaris Cadet
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-01) February 1, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Appalachian State
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2012 2014)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards     197
Rushing average     3.3
Rushing touchdowns     0
Receptions     119
Receiving yards     964
Receiving touchdowns     7

Travaris Terrell Cadet (born February 1, 1989) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Appalachian State. He has also played for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers.

Early years

Cadet attended and played high school football at Miami Central High School for the Rockets.[1]

College career

Cadet attended the University of Toledo in 2007 and was red-shirted. After one year, he transferred to Pearl River Community College. In 2009, he transferred to Appalachian State.[2][3] He played for the Mountaineers from 2009–2011.[4] In the 2009 season, he finished with 366 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. In the 2010 season, he finished with 671 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. In the 2011 season, he finished with 651 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

Cadet went undrafted but later signed with the Saints.[5] During Week 9 of the 2012 season, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cadet made his first and only carry of the season for five yards. He had a 45-yard run, but it was called back because receiver Marques Colston was called for holding.[6] Overall, in the 2012 season, he added five receptions for 44 yards.[7]

In Week 6 of the 2013 season, against the New England Patriots, Cadet had his first touchdown reception of his career, a three-yard pass from quarterback Drew Brees.[8]

Cadet was set to be a restricted free agent after the 2014 season, but the Saints did not place a tender on him. Overall, in the 2014 season, he finished with 10 rushes for 32 rushing yards and 38 receptions for 296 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[9]

New England Patriots

On March 17, 2015, Cadet was signed by the New England Patriots.[10] Due to injury there was little playing time for Cadet and he was active for only one game before he was released by the Patriots on September 29, 2015.[11][12]

San Francisco 49ers

On November 10, 2015, Cadet was signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He appeared in four games with the team.[13] On December 22, 2015, Cadet was waived.[14]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)

On December 23, 2015, the New Orleans Saints claimed Cadet off waivers, reuniting him with his former team. He played in one game in the 2015 season with the team, which was the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.[15] They released him on September 3, 2016, but signed him back on September 5, 2016.[16]

In the 2016 season, Cadet had 40 receptions for 281 yards and four receiving touchdowns.[17]

On March 15, 2017, Cadet re-signed with the Saints.[18] He was released on September 2, 2017.[19]

New York Jets

On September 27, 2017, Cadet signed with the New York Jets.[20] He appeared in three games with the team. He was released on October 24, 2017.[21]

Buffalo Bills

On November 4, 2017, Cadet signed with the Buffalo Bills.[22] In Week 16 against the New England Patriots, Cadet went down on the field with an apparent knee injury. He was carted off the field in an air cast, and left the stadium in a hard cast. It was revealed that he suffered a dislocated ankle and was placed on injured reserve on December 26, 2017.[23] Overall, in the 2017 season, with both the Jets and the Bills, he totaled 96 rushing yards and 119 receiving yards.[24]

On March 16, 2018, Cadet re-signed with the Bills.[25] He was released on September 1, 2018.[26]

Carolina Panthers

On November 12, 2018, the Carolina Panthers signed Cadet on a one-year deal.[27] He had 11 carries for 17 yards in the regular season finale against the New Orleans Saints in his lone appearance of the 2018 season.[28]


  1. "Diamond in the Rough: Travaris Cadet, RB, Appalachian State" (in en). The Sports Daily.
  2. Just Biding His Time: Cadet, Mountaineers' Backup QB, Says He Understands, Accepts Role
  3. Cadet impresses ASU coaches
  4. "Travaris Cadet NCAA FB Stats - Season & Career Statistics" (in en-US).
  5. "The Saints are a premier undrafted rookie free agent destination". August 15, 2018.
  6. "Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints - November 5th, 2012" (in en).
  7. "Travaris Cadet 2012 Game Log" (in en).
  8. "New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots - October 13th, 2013" (in en).
  9. "Travaris Cadet 2014 Game Log" (in en).
  10. Wesseling, Chris (March 17, 2015). "Travaris Cadet leaves Saints for New England Patriots". Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  11. "New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills - September 20th, 2015" (in en).
  13. "Travaris Cadet 2015 Game Log" (in en).
  14. "49ers Sign RB DuJuan Harris, Waive RB Travaris Cadet" (in en-US).
  15. "New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons - January 3rd, 2016" (in en).
  16. Gantt, Darin. "Saints cut Khalif Barnes, Travaris Cadet in getting roster to 53".
  17. "Travaris Cadet 2016 Game Log" (in en).
  18. Teope, Herbie (March 15, 2017). "Saints bringing back Travaris Cadet: report".
  19. "New Orleans Saints make 37 roster moves". September 2, 2017. Archived on October 7, 2017. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=.
  20. Greenberg, Ethan (September 27, 2017). "Jets Sign RB-KR Cadet, Place Peake on IR". Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  21. Greenberg, Ethan (October 24, 2017). "Jets Activate CB Nelson, Release RB Cadet".
  22. Brown, Chris (November 4, 2017). "Bills sign RB Travaris Cadet".
  23. Brown, Chris (December 26, 2017). "Bills add three to active roster from practice squad".
  24. "Travaris Cadet 2017 Game Log" (in en).
  25. Brown, Chris (March 16, 2018). "Bills return RBs Cadet and Jones to the fold".
  26. "Bills make these moves to reach the 53-man roster limit". September 1, 2018.
  27. "Panthers sign Travaris Cadet". November 12, 2018.
  28. "Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints - December 30th, 2018" (in en).

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