Saints sign Keenan Lewis to five-year deal

AP

Free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis is heading home to New Orleans.

Lewis, a New Orleans native who has played his entire four-year career with the Steelers, signed a five-year deal with the Saints today.

After starting all 16 games for the Steelers last season, Lewis became one of a large group of starting cornerbacks to hit the free agent market this year. We had him as the No. 41 player available in our free agent rankings.

The Saints were known to be looking for an upgrade at cornerback, and now they’ve got their man.

56 responses to “Saints sign Keenan Lewis to five-year deal

  1. Lewis is the one I would have liked to see resigned. He came a long way last year as a starter and looks to have his best years in front of him.

    Next man up!!

    GO STEELERS!

  2. wannnnnhhhhh we in dis bih! im loving these corners jabari keenan and prob, but if we go out and get NAMADI yall need to stop playing!

    Were coming with that 3-4 and yea were gonna take out your favorite player, get money!

  3. 87hollywoodhorn says:
    Mar 14, 2013 4:43 PM
    wannnnnhhhhh we in dis bih! im loving these corners jabari keenan and prob, but if we go out and get NAMADI yall need to stop playing!

    Were coming with that 3-4 and yea were gonna take out your favorite player, get money!
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    Can you repeat that again in English?

  4. Of all the people cut and/or not resigned by the Steelers, Lewis was the one I really thought they’d keep. Good signing by the Saints.

  5. Nirvana54: really “real black and gold” Steelers have been around a lot longer, than the aints, aints legacy compared to Steelers, WOW! But that aside, Lewis, is a up and coming, sorry 2 see him go

  6. We don’t chase um..We replace um! Next man up! Cortez Allen..One year resume ain’t worth 8m

  7. 87 your post is far more embarrassing for saints fans than my hope Goddell gets shot remark. Way to go.

  8. Good for Keenan. get all the money you can while you can. really happy for him would have loved to have him back but hey you JUST CANNOT keep everybody.

  9. This one hurts Steeler nation. William Gay…really…why bother to bring him back?

    Look for Torry Smith to torch the Steeler secondary next year, especially with no James Harrison to pressure Flacco.

    Looks like another high draft pick for the Steelers next year

  10. lopeone says:
    Mar 14, 2013 4:32 PM
    Kevin Colbert dropping the ball once again

    __________________

    Lewis did not want to resign last year because he said he didnt want nickelback money.

    This one hurts!

  11. I never heard of this guy until the Giants played the Steelers, and he was all over Nicks. Nicks usually manhandles CB’s like him, but he couldn’t get away from him. He’s big & fast…good pick up at CB for the Saints.

  12. Highly disappointed that it doesn’t look like the Steelers even made an effort to resign Lewis, one of the few bright spots from an off year.

  13. Darn!!!! Darn, darn, darn!!!! When we post good riddance to that slacker Mike Wallace, all those dingaling Dolphin fans keep slobbering that we must be jealous ( 🙄 ) that they grabbed our guy. No … we’re really glad the overpriced diva is gone. But Keenan Lewis we will miss. Darn!!

    Good pickup, New Orleans.

  14. Keenan Lewis took four years to be trusted as a starter. Cortez Allen took one year, with the same coaching staff. The upside is with Allen.

    ‘Nuf said. Time to get Allen more playing time.

    All those analysts calling the Steeler’s defense “aging” this year can bite it. The youngsters have taken over the asylum – from Cortez Allen to Curtis Brown to Ziggy Hood to Jason Worilds to Cameron Heyward, there’s now been a huge turnover.

  15. Steelers and especially the Ravens continue to fall apart. Bengals will win the division this year I bet.

  16. navyeoddavee9 says:Mar 14, 2013 5:03 PM

    Nirvana54: really “real black and gold” Steelers have been around a lot longer, than the aints, aints legacy compared to Steelers, WOW! But that aside, Lewis, is a up and coming, sorry 2 see him go
    —-

    He’s talking about the actual colors of the uniform. Admit it, you guys are black and mustard yellow at best.

  17. He is one hell of a cb, we were #1 against the pass because of Taylor and Lewis…. Thank God we have Allen to replace him.

    Galactic will be singing about Lreis soon…

  18. Great. There goes our only good Safety. (Troy sucks and is too injury prone) Keenan Lewis was very good last year and besides Cortez and Will Allen, it seemed like he was the only one trying in the secondary, also because Ike Taylor can’t cover a phone booth. I will really miss Lewis. Double Yoi. I don’t think I have ever seen a year as a Steelers fan where there are so many question marks on both sides of the ball, and now the vultures are circling over our players.

    The times, they are a’changin in the ‘Burgh.
    Get ready for a rough future as a Steelers fan.

  19. Don’t let these other Steelers fans fool you. Lewis was very average. It took him three years to see the field. He was targeted so much is why he had so many pass defends. He is at best an okay #2. On turf, expect him to get abused as he cannot keep up w/receivers on their breaks. I was hoping he would get signed elsewhere. The Steelers do NOT let good talent go. Sure, head cases like Wallace, who are too expensive, or Porter, who had one more good year in him, but for the most part, if they are worth it, Steelers lock him up.

  20. letsgopens8771 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 6:31 PM
    Great. There goes our only good Safety. (Troy sucks and is too injury prone)

    ===================

    Keenan is not a safety, and Troy was the defensive player of the year two years ago.

    Go watch hockey.

  21. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports. Your screen name is all that ever needs said about the Bungles. There’s an owner that’s actually worse than Bob Nutting. (Well? Maybe?) And THAT’s hard to accomplish…

  22. @jrobitaille23 …

    Wrong. The Steelers do let go of talent. We just don’t do it arbitrarily. The current personnel managment weighs costs v. benefits and decides which players are worth keeping. Obviously Colbert/Khan and company have decided Cortez Allen and future draft picks can handle the corner load, so they were willing to let Keenan Lewis go to the Saints. I trust that decision because Colbert/Khan have a track record worth trusting. That doesn’t mean Lewis isn’t a valuable defensive back and that we wouldn’t all (including LeBeau, Colbert, and Khan) have preferred to keep him if we weren’t up against the cap. The Saints have picked up a fine player.

  23. Steeler fans – your team is awful. Does it pain you to know your season is over before it even begins?

  24. This really makes me upset as a Steeler fan..Loved this kid and even more angry that they brought back Gay..Lewis is 3 times the CB Gay will ever be…May need Jesus on this one.

    Good Luck to you Keenan..really loved you as a Steeler.

  25. ravenator says:
    Mar 15, 2013 9:11 AM
    Steeler fans – your team is awful. Does it pain you to know your season is over before it even begins?

    ————————————————
    you’re an idiot…like i posted in a prior thread…3 Super Bowl apparences in 6 years, 2 of which we WON and missing the playoffs once in years does not make us awful.
    YOu’re team is imploding…I think you have more worries than the Steelers sweetie.

  26. andrewprough:
    Glad you straightened out the hockey fan. That guy is so misinformed about Steelers football, he probably works for 93.7 The Fan and the Post-Gazette…
    What I find interesting the past few days is that Steelers fans seem willing to applaud the signing of 35-year-old has-been, hanger-on Burress but never blinked an eye about the release of 35-year-old James Harrison, whose only had a six-year career.
    Harrison, a five-time All-Pro, has only ever signed one major, big-money contract during his brief career in the NFL: The one on which the Steelers reneged last week.
    Burress’ signing is a joke.
    Harrison’s release is a travesity.

  27. bobzilla1001 says:
    Mar 15, 2013 11:10 AM
    andrewprough:
    Glad you straightened out the hockey fan. That guy is so misinformed about Steelers football, he probably works for 93.7 The Fan and the Post-Gazette…
    What I find interesting the past few days is that Steelers fans seem willing to applaud the signing of 35-year-old has-been, hanger-on Burress but never blinked an eye about the release of 35-year-old James Harrison, whose only had a six-year career.
    Harrison, a five-time All-Pro, has only ever signed one major, big-money contract during his brief career in the NFL: The one on which the Steelers reneged last week.
    Burress’ signing is a joke.
    Harrison’s release is a travesity.
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    You never read my rant on my FB about Harrison LOL..I”m devasted about this release. Hell you might as well let Troy, Heath and Ben go if Harrison has to go….it IS a travesity..beyond that. The FO better know what they are doing..as far as the Ravens…cry that he’s such a dirty player but mouths water at the chance to pick him up….
    Praying this does not happen and he comes back, Iwant him to retire a Steeler…..
    Burress…I’m on the fence..Wallace needed to go but wish him luck with his $$$$. hope it was worth it.

  28. Pats are going after Sanders….but yes i’m not sure either but losing him makes me very sad

  29. woodley56:
    Too much time and energy are spent worry about what Ravens fans think. Who cares? They should be ignored.
    Secondly, there’s a segment of Steelers fans out there who believe that as long as the Steelers have Roethlisberger, all is well. Those people are in for a HUGE disappointment.
    In all my years of following the Steelers, I’ve never seen this much purging over a two-year period.
    It’s truly disheartening.

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