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Keenan Lewis | Defensive Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: Oregon State
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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
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Saints CB Keenan Lewis will have a Monday MRI on his knee.

Lewis was ruled out for the day in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Niners, but then came back on the field to hobble around in nickel and dime situations. His knee was very swollen after the game. Lewis' injury is worth monitoring closely for matchup purposes, as he has solid shadow ability.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis (quad) returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers after being announced as "out."

The Saints have no use for your injury rules. Lewis was still limping around the field upon returning in the third quarter, and will almost certainly be limited for the game's final 1.5 quarters. Either way, it's a major bullet dodged for New Orleans.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis was carted to the locker room with a left quad injury in New Orleans' Week 10 game against the 49ers, and will not return.

It's technically a "quad" issue, but the trainers were also looking at Lewis' knee. Lewis limped to the sideline for a brief evaluation, but was then carted off just before the end of the first half. If there's good news, it's that Lewis was spotted on the sideline in the third quarter. Brian Dixon is now in the game opposite Corey White.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

Lewis has practiced on a limited basis each day this week, meaning it would be a surprise if he doesn't suit up. We're expecting him to shadow Jordy Nelson, which is somewhat of a concern even though Lewis had a very ineffective first three games of this season. When Lewis is right, he's among the better shadow corners in the NFL.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:50:00 PM

Keenan Lewis converted $4.5 million of his base salary over the next two seasons into bonuses.

Lewis' new four-year deal still runs through 2017, and includes a $4.4 million signing bonus. His $3.3 million 2014 salary has been slashed to $1.1 million, with his $4.1 million 2015 number cut to $1.8 million. The rest of the missing money will be paid out in future roster bonuses.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 07:30:00 PM