Keenan Lewis met with Saints, wants to stay with team

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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.

11 responses to “Keenan Lewis met with Saints, wants to stay with team

  1. Besides Brees, KL is the most valuable player on this team. It would be plain idiotic to allow Lewis to just leave. You don’t just let a shutdown corner get away. We got Browner to pair with Keenan and it just wouldn’t make sense to let KL go. Two long lanky CBs will do this defense wonders. Especially with a healthy ball hawk like Byrd back and a vicious Vacarro roaming.

  2. Lewis realized he didn’t have much leverage and better change his tune and keep his mouth shut before it gets him in trouble…

  3. Talk is cheap in the NFL…better have a “no trade” clause in your contract. Bet Jimmy Graham didn’t ever dream he’d end up in Seattle at the start of the FA either! Lewis is a serviceable corner at best and after shooting off his mouth earlier, has already turned a lot of WhoDats off his retiring in a Saints uniform.

  4. I don’t know that Vaccaro stays though….you never know. That class brought in a few knuckleheads to the lockeroom. If you’re from La., you know Vaccaro hasn’t been the same since his 5 minute oil change commercial. lol

  5. Payton leaked a report threatening to trade him, an hour later he was on his knees begging to be taken back. Payton is done letting the players get soft and selfish.

  6. “Westbank” took a shot of reality when he saw those trade rumors.

    He should know that your job is safe only when you produce and you act like a pro.

    Jimmy learned that.

  7. I don’t blame him for voicing his concerns. He and C. Lofton were the only two defensive players to earn their checks last year and they already got rid of Lofton. When healthy Lewis is a “shut down” corner and would have had even better stats if we had generated a pass rush last year.

  8. patfic5 says:Mar 15, 2015 1:04 PM

    I don’t know that Vaccaro stays though….you never know. That class brought in a few knuckleheads to the lockeroom. If you’re from La., you know Vaccaro hasn’t been the same since his 5 minute oil change commercial. lol

    Now that you mention it. You’re right. Cowgirls were interested in him that year. Maybe he can join Corey soon.

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