Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis is visiting with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday and Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting via Twitter that a deal is close to being finalized and could be done as soon as today.
The price tag for cornerbacks remains low as the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith on Thursday to a three-year deal that is supposedly worth $15 million.
The going rate appears to be around $5 million average yearly value and it would be shocking to see Lewis get more than that.
Rob Ryan, the Saints new defensive coordinator, is putting in a 3-4 defense in New Orleans that requires the cornerbacks to play more man coverage than zone. While with the Steelers, Lewis mostly played zone.
We will wait for the final word, but this news is not encouraging if you were hoping that Lewis would return to Pittsburgh.