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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 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. Oct 24 - 11:50 PM

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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.
Mar 20 - 7:30 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis has agreed to a restructured contract.

Per ESPN's Mike Triplett, the deal saves a "little cap space this year." Lewis is coming off a solid season, so it's unlikely he's agreed to a pay cut. More than likely, some of his $3.3 million base salary has been pushed down the road in the form of a bonus.
Mar 20 - 2:04 PM

Saints LCB Keenan Lewis (concussion) is listed as probable for the Divisional Round.

Lewis has cleared his concussion protocol and practiced in full this week. He was held out of the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over the Eagles, but won't end up missing any time. Lewis is the Saints' No. 1 corner.
Jan 10 - 6:24 PM

Keenan Lewis (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday.

Lewis, the Saints' No. 1 corner, was smothering DeSean Jackson in man-to-man coverage on Saturday night before his injury. His return to practice so quickly is big as New Orleans tries to spring the road upset as an eight-point underdog.
Jan 9 - 8:55 AM

Keenan Lewis (head) practiced Tuesday, and expects to suit up for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Seahawks.

"I'll be there Saturday," Lewis said. "I'll be ready to go." The Saints will officially update Lewis' status on Wednesday, but he obviously appears good to go. It's great news for a Saints team that needs all hands on deck as it looks to spring the upset. Lewis graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 26 cornerback this season.
Jan 7 - 4:35 PM

The Saints declined to update the status of CB Keenan Lewis (head) Sunday.

Lewis' injury nearly cost the Saints a win at Philadelphia on Saturday night. Before he exited with a likely concussion, DeSean Jackson had zero catches. After he left, Jackson promptly put a 40-yard catch on Corey White and later drew a 40-yard pass interference call on White. Lewis was a legit shutdown corner during his first season in New Orleans.
Jan 6 - 8:50 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis exited Saturday's Wild Card game against the Eagles with a head injury and is doubtful to return.

He's being evaluated for a possible concussion. Lewis led with the crown of his helmet on a hit to Jason Avant in the third quarter and had to be helped off the field. He was playing shutdown coverage on DeSean Jackson before exiting, holding him to zero catches on one target. Rod Sweeting is in the game at right cornerback.
Jan 4 - 10:35 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis was forced from Sunday's game against the Falcons with a left leg injury.

Lewis went down midway through the first half, and wasn't spotted on New Orleans' first defensive possession of the third quarter. He returned in the fourth, however.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (stomach) returned to OTA practice Wednesday.

Lewis was hospitalized overnight on Monday due to some stomach pains. It turned out to be nothing. The Saints' new $26 million corner is ready to help turn around a pass defense that ranked 31st in the league last year.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis was hospitalized with stomach pain on Monday, but has since been released.

Per the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Lewis' condition "(isn't) serious," and he could return to practice as early as Wednesday. The Saints got little more than a scare with a player they are hoping will help turn around their truly dreadful pass defense.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Saints signed CB Keenan Lewis to a five-year, $26 million contract with $11 million guaranteed.

Lewis, 27 in May, really came on as a 16-game starter in Dick LeBeau's Steelers defense last year, recording 71 tackles and a league-high 23 pass breakups. His ball skills (one career INT) leave a lot to be desired, but 6-foot, 208-pound Lewis could be a poor man's Brandon Carr under Rob Ryan. He's big, effective in zone, physical enough to play press man, and can move around. Expect Patrick Robinson to be demoted as Lewis starts opposite Jabari Greer.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 04:08:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints and free agent CB Keenan Lewis are "close" to a deal that could be finished on Thursday.

Lewis made the trip down to New Orleans for a visit on Wednesday. The soon-to-be 27-year-old played a lot of zone in Pittsburgh, but Saints DC Rob Ryan likes to play man. Lewis has good size at 6-foot and 208 pounds, so he can handle it. He and Jabari Greer would make a nice outside corner duo.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Free agent CB Keenan Lewis will visit the Saints.

Along with much of the cornerback market, Lewis has yet to be the subject of serious buzz as Aqib Talib, Brent Grimes, and Sean Smith all remain unsigned. Lewis was a zone corner in Pittsburgh, though we suspect he'd play plenty of man in Rob Ryan's mixed-coverage defense. Lewis turns 27 years old this May.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:40:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says re-signing free agent CB Keenan Lewis is beginning to look "difficult" to do.

"Maybe they will pull a rabbit out of their hat," writes Ed Bouchette. We wouldn't bank on it. The Steelers set themselves up to lose Lewis by signing William Gay last weekend. Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen are currently slated to be on the outside. Lewis will draw interest, and a team to watch is the Browns.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 01:47:00 PM

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