The Patriots were in the market for running back Reggie Bush before he signed with the 49ers.
So now they’ve signed a poor man’s version.
According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have signed former Saints running back Travaris Cadet.
Cadet wasn’t tendered as a restricted free agent, as the Saints were looking to shed payroll.
The former Appalachian State quarterback/wide receiver isn’t the same kind of rushing threat Bush was (or has ever been), but he’s an effective enough pass-catcher out of the backfield.
He had 38 catches for the Saints last year, and that’s clearly something the Patriots look for out of their backs.