Wilson mentions that the Jets had interest in Cadet prior to him re-signing with the Saints.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that the Saints have signed Adrian Peterson and drafted Alvin Kamara to go along with Mark Ingram, so there isn’t much of a role for Cadet. It makes sense that they would try to get something in return for Cadet if possible, as opposed to releasing him later on this summer.
Cadet, 28, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State back in 2012. He spent three years in New Orleans before he was allowed to test the open market in 2015.
The Patriots elected to sign Cadet to a two-year contract worth $1.75 million. Unfortunately, they cut him loose during the season. The 49ers later signed him to a contract after they lost Carlos Hyde for the season, but was waived towards the end of the year and later claimed off of waivers by the Saints.
New Orleans brought him back on a one-year deal for the 2016 season and re-signed him to another one-year contract this past March.
In 2016, Cadet appeared in 15 games for the Saints and rushed for 19 yards on four carries (4.8 YPC) to go along with 40 receptions for 281 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He also contributed 144 kick return yards.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Cadet trade as the news is available.