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Keenan Lewis | Defensive Back | #21

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (96) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Saints coach Sean Payton said CB Keenan Lewis (knee) is close to fully healthy.
Lewis started training camp on active/PUP, but is day to day. The Saints are moving him slowly to avoid setbacks. Lewis remains on track for Week 1. Jul 27 - 6:11 PM

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Saints placed CB Keenan Lewis (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Lewis is recovering from a number of issues, including knee surgery, hip surgery, and a sports-hernia operation. The Saints will bring him along slowly, so consider him more day-to-day. Lewis turned 30 earlier this offseason and is coming off a 2015 season where he played just 109 snaps across six games.
Jul 25 - 6:09 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee, hip, sports hernia) expects to practice on the first day of camp.

Lewis cautioned he might not do everything right away, but any practice is a good sign coming off what amounts to a lost season. If -- and it is a big if -- Lewis can get and stay healthy, the Saints have the makings of a solid cornerback duo after Delvin Breaux established himself as a quality No. 1 last season.
Jul 23 - 12:46 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee, hip, sports hernia) participated in team drills on Thursday.

It is a big step forward for Lewis, who had been limited by sports-hernia surgery as well as lingering knee and hip issues. Along with Delvin Breaux, Lewis would give the Saints a solid starting duo if healthy, but that is a massive if. 2015 third-rounder P.J. Williams could be a fall-back option.
Jun 9 - 1:52 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee surgery, hip surgery, sports-hernia surgery) has yet to resume practicing.

It's apparently the sports-hernia operation that's primarily keeping Lewis sidelined. Lewis' 2015 was an injury-ruined disaster, while he wasn't effective in a 16-game 2014. If healthy, Lewis will be a candidate to start opposite Delvin Breaux, but the Saints could opt to go with 2015 third-rounder P.J. Williams.
May 26 - 4:33 PM

ESPN's Mike Triplett does not believe the Saints need an "overhaul" at cornerback if they are able to stay healthy.

Triplett has a point. If healthy, Keenan Lewis and Delvin Breaux would form a solid duo, but it would be risky for the Saints to rely on Lewis to stay healthy. He was limited to six games last season with a hip injury which required three surgeries and turns 30 in May. It is possible Lewis bounces back, but the Saints need to add some insurance.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 12:04 PM

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

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

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