Lewis was released by the Saints last Friday as he continued to deal with hip issues throughout the preseason. The veteran cornerback expects to be ready for Week 1, but his medical history could discourage Pittsburgh from bringing him on. If he does sign with the Steelers, he will likely serve as an established third cornerback behind William Gay and Ross Cockrell.
Lewis (hip) was released by the Saints Friday, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports.
The veteran corner has been dealing with a hip injury during training camp. He has spent his last three seasons with the Saints, but saw his role greatly reduced last season.
Lewis has been nursing a hip injury for nearly a week now. Luckily for the corner, the injury won't threaten his season, but he could be a PUP candidate to start the season. Prior to last year, the 30-year-old played all 16 games in four consecutive seasons between Pittsburgh and New Orleans.
Lewis (hip) did not practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Lewis had been sidelined until Wednesday while residing on the Saints' PUP list, but did not suffer any setbacks as his absence on Thursday was a scheduled day off, according to head coach Sean Payton. For now, expect the Saints to continue taking a cautious approach in bringing Lewis back from hip surgery.
Lewis (leg) returned to practice on Wednesday, ending his stint on the PUP list.
Lewis missed the first few days of training camp due to a sports hernia he suffered back in January. He'll now look to compete with Delvin Breaux for the starting cornerback gig.
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