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Saints Worked Out RBs Including Trent Richardson & Travaris Cadet

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Saints are bringing in running back on Monday for workouts including Trent Richardson.

  • Rapoport adds that Travaris Cadet was among the group of running backs to workout for the Saints.
  • Rapoport anticipates they’ll sign a running back at some point in the near future.

This comes after the news that Khyri Robinson will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured leg.

Other speculative options for the Saints could include Pierre Thomas and Tim Hightower.

Richardson, 25, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Browns during the 2012 NFL draft. However, he lasted just over a year in Cleveland before he was traded to the Colts for a first-round pick.

The Raiders elected to sign him to a two-year, $3.85 million contract that included $600,000 guaranteed back in March, only to release him during roster cuts.

The Bills later brought him in for a workout, but didn’t sign him to a contract.

In 2014, he ran for 519 yards on 159 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with 27 receptions for 229 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 running back out of 57 qualifying players.

Cadet, 26, 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 this past March.

The Patriots wound up signing him to a two-year contract worth $1.75 million contract, only to release him a few weeks ago.

Since becoming available, Cadet has worked out for the Jets, Colts and Lions.

This season, Cadet was active for one game and caught one pass for two yards receiving.

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