The Jets are looking for a versatile third running back and kick returner and had made an offer to Travaris Cadet, but he has chosen to remain with the Saints, reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Cadet was also weighing an offer from the Bills.
A 6-foot-1, 210-pounder, Cadet -- who visited with the Jets this past weekend -- has spent most of his five NFL seasons with the Saints. He had 40 catches and four receiving touchdowns for New Orleans last year, where new Jets offensive coordinator John Morton was the receiving coach.
Cadet was preceded by former Rams running back Benny Cunningham, who visited the Jets on Friday. The Jets are looking to fill the void left by the recently released Khiry Robinson, who missed most of last season with a broken leg that he reinjured his lone appearance in December.
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So far, the Jets' 2017 foray into free agency has gone about as well as the first season of the XFL.
Dont'a Hightower got an offer from the Jets...and passed. Travaris Cadet got an offer from the Jets...and passed. Also, the secondary has gotten approximately zero percent better. And while there are still free-agent quarterbacks out there like Chase Daniel and Jay Cutler, New York has yet to take a crack at either of them.
Let's face it: to this year's crop of free agents, the Jets are the family on the block who invites you to their house, makes you take your shoes off at the door and tells you that they only have diet soda in the fridge. No one wants to go to that house.
At this point, Jets fans will have to be patient, realistic about who will be playing for the team next season, and hope that Gang Green can continue their long-standing tradition of wrangling former Rams running backs -- Zac Stacy, Daryl Richardson, and now maybe Benny Cunningham. Cunningham would provide some depth at RB and can return kicks, which would soften the blow of missing out on Cadet.
Just keep an eye on the draft, everyone. That's where New York's most exciting acquisition will most likely come from this offseason.