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August 23, 2016 08:49 PM
Keenan Lewis: Visiting Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lewis (hip) is scheduled to visit with the Steelers, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

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.

August 19, 2016 08:43 PM
Keenan Lewis: Released by Saints Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2016 01:48 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Suffers abductor strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lewis (hip) is dealing with an abductor strain and does not have a season-ending injury, Sean Fazende of Fox 8 reports.

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.

August 4, 2016 04:04 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Held out of practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 3, 2016 09:58 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 25, 2016 09:00 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Placed on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lewis has been placed on the Saints' physically unable to perform list to start training camp, Mike Triplett of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Lewis had sports hernia surgery in January and took reps during offseason workouts, but the team has still placed him on the PUP list, which comes as a bit of a surprise. He'll likely be able to play sometime in the preseason, but it's unclear when that will be. Look for Delvin Breaux and Damian Swann to see some extra reps while Lewis is kept out of practice.

July 12, 2016 09:52 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Participated in team drills during OTAs, on track for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lewis (hernia) participated in team drills during the Saints' OTAs and should be ready for training camp, The Oregonian reports.

Lewis underwent sports hernia surgery in January, his third time under the knife since last season. Nonetheless, having taken reps in team drills just five months after the surgery bodes well for his availability for training camp. His return to the fold in the Saints' secondary should presumably bolster a unit that ranked near the bottom of the league in nearly every major defensive category in 2015, including an NFL-record 45 surrendered touchdown passes.

December 7, 2015 01:32 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Has surgery Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lewis underwent hip surgery Monday, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Lewis was placed on season-ending injured reserve recently due to hip and knee complications, and had surgery on his hip labrum Monday to correct that ailment. The veteran will now aim to get healthy ahead of next season, while the Saints' porous defense tries to at least finish this season respectfully.

November 26, 2015 07:34 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lewis (knee, hip) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Lewis finishes his season with just six tackles in six games, as the knee and hip injuries he's nursing -- along with a preseason sports hernia -- conspired to shorten his campaign. The depleted Saints secondary signed Chris Owens earlier this week to add depth in place of Lewis.

October 23, 2015 05:29 PM
Saints' Keenan Lewis: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday in Indianapolis.

Lewis seemingly returned from his early-September surgery too soon, as he barely saw the field in his three appearances. Lewis might eventually have a starting job if he can get actually get healthy.

October 4, 2015 07:31 PM
Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Coming off a minor hip procedure at the beginning of September, Lewis is returning toward the front end of his timetable. He'll likely get the start, but it's not entirely clear whether he'll replace Brandon Browner or Delvin Breaux.

October 2, 2015 05:45 PM
Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Lewis carried a timetable of four-to-six weeks, and he'll likely make it back on the shorter end of the estimate. He may have his snaps limited to start things off, but there's no question he'll eventually have an every-down role, assuming his hip holds up. It's unclear whether Lewis will replace Brandon Browner or Delvin Breaux, even though Browner's performance in recent seasons suggests he should be kept far away from the field.

September 11, 2015 06:20 PM
Saints declare RB C.J. Spiller, among others, out for Sunday
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Saints running back C.J. Spiller, among others, was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. 

Defensive backs Jairus Byrd and Keenan Lewis, linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Davis Tull have all been ruled out for the matchup.

September 2, 2015 01:20 PM
Report: Saints CB Keenan Lewis underwent hip surgery
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis will miss four-to-six weeks after undergoing hip surgery Tuesday, sources told NFL.com.

The injury is reportedly a hip flexor issue. Lewis produced 41 tackles and two interceptions in 16 games last season.

June 1, 2015 03:29 PM
Saints CB Keenan Lewis gets more guaranteed money
by Larry Hartstein |

The Saints reworked the contract of cornerback Keenan Lewis, giving him more guaranteed money and giving the team more cap room, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Lewis, who had expressed displeasure with some of the team's offseason moves, got an additional $10.4 million of his contract guaranteed, the report said.

The team converted a portion of Lewis' salary to signing bonuses. He signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract in 2013.

Lewis, 28, had 41 tackles and two interceptions while playing every game last season.

June 1, 2015 03:35 PM
Keenan Lewis: Leaving Saints was never an option
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis took to Instagram to announce that he's not going anywhere. 

"This is my home," Lewis wrote, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I (have) been (here) 28 years. From playing a high school championship in here, to helping Katrina victims with a little bit of my college funds, to trying my best to help this beautiful home and people get a Super Bowl. I love this place and every person who (lives) close or in it. Trust me, leaving was never (an) option. I love it (too) much. Who Dat."

CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Friday that coach Sean Payton placed him on the trade block, and is willing to move any player that he doesn't deem as essential to the success of the team in the near future. The Saints signed former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner earlier in the week. Another option for Lewis, who signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract in 2013, is to have his contract restructured, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

The 28-year-old registered 41 total tackles and two interceptions last season.

June 1, 2015 03:36 PM
Saints' Sean Payton unhappy with Keenan Lewis
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Saints coach Sean Payton is taking no prisoners. 

According to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Payton is willing to move any player that he doesn't deem as essential to the success of the team in the near future.

Therefore, with cornerback Keenan Lewis posting some criticism on his Twitter account about the recent Saints trades, Payton is now considering trading the cornerback. 

Payton has called some teams around the league to inquire on any interest in Lewis

Lewis, who signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract in 2013, recorded 41 tackles and two interceptions this past season. 

June 1, 2015 03:41 PM
Saints CB Keenan Lewis wants final three years guaranteed
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis has said he wants the team to guarantee the final three years of his deal or grant him his release, ESPN.com reports.

Lewis recorded 40 tackles and two interceptions in 2014 and ranked 98th out of 108 players at the position, per Pro Football Focus. It would cost the team more cap room to cut him than keep him this season, as he's due to count $4.85 million against the cap in 2015 but would carry a $6.9-million dead-money hit if released.

June 2, 2015 04:35 AM
Saints defensive backs make case for Rob Ryan to stay in New Orleans
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Saints defensive backs Keenan Lewis and Kenny Vaccaro both said Tuesday they want defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to return in 2015.

"I want him back," Lewis told The Times Picayune. "I'm going to ride with him. He's a great coordinator. You just can't blame him when things go wrong. We're the ones out there playing." 

Vaccarro also said "Rob will be here."

The Saints are currently 29th in passing yards allowed at 261.5 per game and 29th in rushing yards allowed per game at 129.5 per game. As a team, they are 31st in overall defense.

June 2, 2015 04:45 AM
OLB Junior Galette among Saints cleared for MNF
by Larry Hartstein |

The Saints' top pass rusher, outside linebacker Junior Galette, is active for Monday's game at Chicago after being listed as questionable with a neck injury. Galette leads the team with seven sacks.

Also suiting up are left tackle Terron Armstead (neck), linebacker David Hawthorne (hip), defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (illness).

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/208
Birthdate:
05/17/1986
Age:
35
Hometown:
New Orleans, LA, USA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
8
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