To the surprise of almost no one, starting free-agent cornerback Keenan Lewis has left the Steelers. Lewis today signed a deal that will guarantee him $10.5 million with the New Orleans Saints, his hometown team. Lewis was listed as high as eighth in free-agent rankingss.
Additionally, backup safety Ryan Mundy signed with the New York Giants.
By Nakia Hogan, NOLA.com
The New Orleans Saints and free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis have agreed on a five-year contract. The deal is worth $26.3 million with $10.5 million in guarantees, including a $6 million signing bonus.
Lewis, a New Orleans native who prepped at O.P. Walker, is the first free agent from another team to sign with the Saints during this free agency period that began Tuesday.
A former third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lewis spent his first three seasons in a reserve role before breaking into the starting lineup in 2012 and turning in a standout season.
"He was a top free agent target for us and I know that he is very excited to be able to come home to play football," Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said in a news release from the team.
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