Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed running back Travaris Cadet on Tuesday.

Cadet, 26, rushed 10 times for 32 yards and caught 38 passes for 296 yards and a score over 15 games last season, his third with the Saints.

The Appalachian State product, who was signed by New Orleans as a rookie free agent in 2012, has been used mostly as a kick returner in 41 career games. He has returned 50 kicks for 1,293 yards.