New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet thought ahead before he signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent. He scanned the roster finding inspiration in those who already beat the odds to make the Saints' 53-man roster and have stuck for an extended period of time.
"I look at it as if, especially like Pierre Thomas he took me under his wing," Cadet said. "Guys like, Chris Ivory and Junior Galette, guys that have made the team, guys who have made sacrifices to make the team, and guys who have gained that respect and that trust within the players and the coaching staff. I look up to those guys because they came in here from square one like I did and they had to make all the sacrifices you have to make to make this team."
Cadet may not have envisioned himself as a sacrifice maker in Friday night's 27-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Anyone else playing basically an entire preseason game with two games remaining before Week 1 may beg to differ. Cadet viewed it as the more he can do, the better his chances are to make this team.