Jets Release RB/KR Travaris Cadet, Promote CB Robert Nelson


The New York Jets announced that they’ve released veteran RB/KR Travaris Cadet on Tuesday and promoted CB Robert Nelson from their practice squad.

The Jets ‘ practice squad now consists of:

  1. OL Ben Braden
  2. DL Deon Simon
  3. CB Terrell Sinkfield
  4. OL Geoff Gray
  5. WR JoJo Natson
  6. WR Damore’ea Stringfellow
  7. DE Claude Pelon
  8. WR Jalin Marshall
  9. LB Jeremy Cash
  10. RB Akeem Judd

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.

Cadet returned to New Orleans on one-year deals each of the past two seasons but was cut loose coming out of the preseason. The Jets later signed Cadet to a contract a few weeks into the regular season.

In 2017, Cadet has appeared in three games and rushed for three yards on one carry to go along with three receptions for 26 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Nelson, 27, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State back in May of 2014. He lasted just over a year in Cleveland before he was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad.

The Texans signed Nelson to a future/reserve contract but he was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. Houston signed him to their practice squad a day later and eventually promoted to the active roster.

After a brief stint with the Patriots, Nelson signed on to the Jets’ taxi squad.

In 2016, Nelson appeared in 11 games for the Texans and recorded 20 total tackles, one interception, and two pass defenses.

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