It looks like Jamal Lewis may continue playing football.
After talking about retirement all last season, Lewis visited with the New Orleans Saints on this week, according to James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Florio pointed out that Lewis may have financial reasons for wanting to keep playing.
Lewis is known as a great locker room guy, but we don’t quite see why the Saints would need him. They have Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, and Lynell Hamilton at running back.
In theory, Lewis could help in short-yardage situations. But he’s struggled in those opportunities in recent years. The Saints need a young player to groom in case Bush leaves after 2010, but Lewis clearly doesn’t fit that mold.
It doesn’t appear the Saints made a formal offer to Lewis. They also met with Justin Fargas in March. Perhaps they will sign one of the two if they don’t pick up a running back in the draft.