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Keenan Lewis | Defensive Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: Oregon State
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 2 - 4:50 PM

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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
Oct 1 - 9:16 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.
Sep 27 - 11:40 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.
Sep 24 - 9:02 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.
Sep 2 - 10:26 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.
Mar 19 - 6:34 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.
Mar 19 - 8:45 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.
Mar 13 - 8:02 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Saints are shopping LCB Keenan Lewis.

Lewis asked for his release from the Saints earlier this week. He reportedly has concerns about his long-term future with the team, but is unlikely to draw any trade-interest with three years remaining on his contract. Coming off a down 2014, Lewis is owed $3 million in salary and bonuses.
Mar 13 - 7:01 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis reportedly wants out of New Orleans if the team doesn't guarantee the final three years of his deal.

It's a borderline-preposterous demand from Lewis, who is coming off a bad year. He is reportedly concerned about his roster spot and long-term future. Lewis turns 29 in May and is owed $3 million this year in salary and bonuses.
Mar 10 - 5:06 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (probable, knee) expects to play in Week 12.

Lewis was limited to just 11 snaps against the Bengals last week. He should be active for Monday night, but isn't a lock to resume an every-down role. Patrick Robinson will continue to see time opposite Corey White.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 02:27:00 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee) got in a limited practice on Friday.

He will likely be limited again on Saturday and listed as questionable for Monday night's tilt with Baltimore. Lewis said he felt "awful" physically after being limited to just 11 snaps against the Bengals Week 12. Even if he plays, Lewis will be at far less than 100 percent.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee) was limited to 11 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

After the game, Lewis said he felt "awful" physically -- a terrible turn of events for a Saints defense that desperately needed their shutdown corner on A.J. Green. Instead, Green got loose for 6-127-1. Given how bad Lewis looked and felt, it's hard to see him being near 100 percent for a Week 12 Monday nighter against the Ravens.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis (knee) is active for Week 11 against the Bengals.

It's great news for the Saints as they look to slow A.J. Green, but it's possible Lewis could be on a snap count after his knee swelled to the size of a softball in Week 10. Inactive for the Saints are WR Robert Meachem, RB Pierre Thomas, RB Edwin Baker, RB Khiry Robinson, OG Senio Kelemete, OT Nick Becton and WR Nick Toon.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee) practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Bengals.

His status is up in the air after suffering an injury in last week's loss to San Francisco that resulted in major post-game swelling. Below, we've linked a photo of Lewis' knee in case you were interested. A.J. Green owners should be. Lewis has been a shutdown corner over New Orleans' last three games.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 04:10:00 PM

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