Published: Aug 15, 2012 6:31 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 16, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - At first glance, running back Travaris Cadet would seem like a long shot to make a New Orleans roster that already includes Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Chris Ivory.

The undrafted rookie out of Appalachian State has versatility in his favor, though.

While he has yet to do much in the running game in two preseason games, his 14 catches lead the team and his 109 yards receiving, highlighted by a 24-yard gain against Arizona in the Hall of Fame game, ranks third on the team.

Cadet also has returned both punts and kickoffs, and hopes he can continue to carve out a niche as a utility player when the Saints play their first home game of the preseason against Jacksonville on Friday night.