As we count down from 50 days until the New Orleans Saints begin their regular season in Atlanta, on September 7th, we're getting to know a little bit about those players who have signed on to bring home another Lombardi trophy.
Today, we take a brief look at running back Travaris Cadet and tight end Josh Hill.
So, with no more ado:
39 DAYS UNTIL ATLANTA!!!
#39 RB Travaris Cadet (3rd year)
3 yr(s) / $1,445,000. Average: $481,667 per year through 2014.
#89 TE Josh Hill (2nd year)
Another UDFA who made the 53-man roster his rookie year, Josh Hill was picked up by the Saints after last year's draft. He played in 14 games with three starts as a rookie, and had his ups and downs. There were several weeks where it seemed like Saints fans were being treated to drops and other mistakes at the hands of Hill on passing downs. However, he did manage to tally six receptions for 44 yards with one touchdown, while adding three special teams stops.
Hill is practically guaranteed a spot on the roster behind fellow tight ends Jimmy Graham and Benjamin Watson this year, so Saints fans should hope he has made the most of his opportunity to train and learn along side the veterans. He is unlikely to make a splash on anyone's fantasy teams, but another year of familiarity with the Saints offense should give him the opportunity to compete for more playing time.
I expect Sean Payton will likely use him for at least one end reverse in 2014. Will it be a genius move from one of the best coaches in the NFL, or a head scratcher from a guy who should stick to what works?
3 yr(s) / $1,490,000. Average: $496,670 per year through 2015