After the Saints parted ways with players like Jimmy Graham, Ben Grubbs and Curtis Lofton, cornerback Keenan Lewis went public with a request to join them if the team wasn’t willing to guarantee the final three years of his contract.
Lewis revisited the comments on Saturday and said that it was never his intent to force his way off the roster. Lewis said he didn’t think it was wrong of him to “voice my opinion that I want to end my career playing for this team” and that he wanted reassurance from the team that they considered him part of their future.
“The only thing I know is that I had a meeting and they promised that they never had any plans to let me go,” Lewis said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “They said that I was in the plans for the upcoming years. They told me I was going to be part of the plan. We didn’t talk about any numbers, or the contract.”
Lewis also said that he’s looking forward to playing with new Saints corner Brandon Browner, who signed with the team as a free agent last week. The two players played together at Oregon State and it looks like they’ll be doing the same in New Orleans unless the Saints have a change of heart.