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RB Travaris Cadet released by Patriots to make room for LB Jon Bostic

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- To make room on their 53-man roster for newly acquired linebacker Jon Bostic, the New England Patriots released running back Travaris Cadet on Tuesday.

Cadet, the former New Orleans Saint, played in one game with the team, the 40-32 win over Buffalo on Sept. 20. He was on the field for just two offensive snaps in that game and one on special teams as a gunner on the punt coverage unit.

The Patriots had been intrigued by Cadet's speed and pass-catching ability when they signed him to a one-year contract on March 17 after Cadet was not tendered a contract by the Saints as a restricted free agent. Cadet was part of a competition with Dion Lewis and James White for a roster spot as the team's pass-catching running back, and the club ultimately kept all three along with LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden.

But with Lewis emerging as the clear No. 1 option in the pass-catching running back role, it lessened Cadet's value on the roster, with the team ultimately deciding that a fifth linebacker (Bostic) was a better fit than a fifth running back.