With running back Dion Lewis done for the season, some have speculated that the Patriots could re-sign running back Travaris Cadet. As it turns out, he might wind up with a different team dealing with a banged up backfield. The 49ers worked out Cadet on Monday, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
Cadet, 26, was signed by the Pats as a free agent in March of this year. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder spent the last three seasons with the Saints and saw time in only one Pats game this year before his release in late September. Cadet saw his first significant action for the Saints in 2014, hauling in 38 passes on 51 targets, totaling 296 yards and a touchdown on those receptions. Although he was listed as a running back and generally lined up in the backfield, the Appalachian State product only had 10 carries for 32 yards.
In recent weeks, Cadet has also auditioned for the Colts, Lions, and Jets. The 49ers could look to add Cadet to their backfield to join new additions Pierre Thomas and Shaun Draughn plus the recently-promoted Kendall Gaskins.