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Keenan Lewis | Defensive Back | #21

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (96) / PIT
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Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee, hip) underwent his third and final surgery Monday.
Lewis announced the news on his Instagram page. The veteran corner will turn 30 in May and was limited to just six games last season, but it would actually cost the Saints cap space to release him. He will be back to help a secondary in desperate need of it. Jan 11 - 12:42 PM

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Saints CB Keenan Lewis (injured reserve, knee) underwent hip surgery on Monday.

It's to repair a torn labrum. Going on 30, Lewis will be coming off a bevy of injuries in 2016. His 2015 was ended by an MCL issue, while he missed major time after undergoing sports-hernia surgery. Despite the question marks, Lewis is due a reasonable $2.7 million in 2016, and should be back at that price for a team that will need all the help on defense it can get.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Saints placed CB Keenan Lewis on injured reserve with an MCL injury, ending his season.

Lewis is a solid cover corner when healthy, but he's rarely been so the past two seasons. Lewis is only owed a $2.7 million salary for 2016 and should be back with the Saints after rehabbing his beat-up body. New Orleans will continue to trot out every-week burn victim Brandon Browner opposite Delvin Breaux.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis left Week 10 against the Redskins with a leg injury.

Lewis was injured on a knee-to-helmet hit on DeSean Jackson. His return is listed as questionable. Lewis has been limited to six games this year due to injuries.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis (sports-hernia surgery) is active for Week 8 against the Giants.

Lewis has barely played this season, and was inactive for Week 7. His return is a boost for a team tasked with slowing Odell Beckham. Inactive for the Saints are OT Andrus Peat, QB Garrett Grayson, LB David Hawthorne, DE Obum Gwacham, LB Dannell Ellerbe, DT Kaleb Eulls and DE Tavaris Barne.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Saints coach Sean Payton said CB Keenan Lewis is recovering from a sports hernia surgery.

It had been reported Lewis was dealing with a hip injury. Lewis had played sparingly since his return to the lineup Week 4, but his playing time was dramatically reduced last week against the Falcons. "There hasn't been a setback, it's just him fighting through soreness, flexibility and range of motion," Payton said. Lewis missed Wednesday's practice, but Payton said he will likely practice on Thursday.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis has been diagnosed with a hip flexor strain.

After undergoing hip surgery in the preseason and making his season debut Week 4, Lewis is still experiencing discomfort. He played just eight snaps on Thursday night and hasn't been effective when on the field. Lewis hasn't been ruled out for Week 7, but he isn't anywhere close to 100 percent healthy.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (hip) is probable for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

Lewis needed about a month to recover from hip surgery. Coach Sean Payton hinted earlier this week that Lewis could be on a pitch count in his first game back. He received PFF's 11th worst cornerback grade last season out of 108 qualifiers.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton said CB Keenan Lewis (hip) has "a real good chance" to play Week 4 against the Cowboys.

Lewis was limited during Wednesday's practice. Payton cautioned Lewis may be on a "pitch count" in his first game back, but any snaps which get Brandon Browner out of the secondary will be an upgrade for the Saints' passing defense.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Saints declared Keenan Lewis (hip) inactive for Week 3 against the Panthers.

Lewis got in limited work on Thursday and Friday, but he is not quite ready to go. Lewis said this week he is "ahead of schedule," so it would not be surprising if he is able to suit up next week. With Jairus Byrd also out, the Saints secondary is a tasty matchup for Cam Newton and Greg Olsen.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis said he was "ahead of schedule" in his return from hip surgery.

Lewis was given a 4-6 week timetable after the September 1 procedure. Lewis was dressed at practice on Wednesday, but he was listed as a non-participant on the official injury report. It sounds like Lewis should be back in early October.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:02:00 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis underwent hip surgery Tuesday and will miss 4-6 weeks.

It's a big loss for the Saints after sending third-round CB P.J. Williams to I.R. with a torn hamstring earlier this week. Brandon Browner will have to assume No. 1 cornerback duties the first couple weeks of the season with Delvin Breaux, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, and Damian Swann taking on expanded roles. The Saints get the Cardinals (John Brown) and Bucs (Mike Evans) the first two weeks.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis apologized to team brass for publicly demanding that the final three years of his contract be guaranteed.

Lewis says he felt insecure about his place in New Orleans amidst the team's wild flurry of moves. "That probably wasn’t the best way to handle business," Lewis said. "Like I told 'em, my goal was never to complain about more money." Lewis' ploy actually worked, as $10.4 million of his $13.05 million salary over the next three years is now guaranteed.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis has agreed to a restructured contract.

Lewis' deal calls for an $850,000 base salary this season and a $2.7 million base in 2016. He was originally scheduled to make $1.8 million and $4.25 million during those seasons. The difference in money will be made up in signing bonuses, so Lewis isn't actually losing anything. The deal was a no-brainer for Lewis, who will receive $10.4 million in guaranteed money over the next three seasons. The Saints are now $1.7 million under the salary cap.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 08:45:00 AM

The Saints are working on a restructured contract for LCB Keenan Lewis.

Lewis reportedly wants the final three years of his deal guaranteed. That remains unlikely to happen, but the Saints could create more 2015 cap room by pushing his money into future years. 28-year-old Lewis is currently owed $3 million in salary and bonuses.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:02:00 PM

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