New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis posted a message on his Instagram account Friday night, saying goodbye to the team he’s been with since 2013.
“I would like to thank New Orleans and all my fans. It’s been an awesome journey. I’m glad I had the opportunity to play for the city I grew up in and love. Thank you and see y’all soon. Hope y’all still cheer for me,” he said.
Lewis, who signed a five-year, $26.3 million free agent contract with the Saints in 2013, missed 10 games in 2015 due to a hip/groin injury. He’s missed most of training camp this year with the Saints as well as he rehabilitates from surgeries related to injuries last season.
Since signing with the Saints, Lewis, who was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third-round of the 2009 NFL Draft, has played in 38 games and recorded 6 interceptions and 93 total tackles.
If you are hoping for a reunion between the Steelers and Lewis after he is officially released, you might have to wait and see if the cornerback can first get himself back healthy again. Lewis reportedly had his final surgery on his hip in January. He was activated from the physically unable to perform list August 3, but hasn’t practiced since and recent reports indicate he is now has a hip and abductor strain.
Fox 8 sports has learned that saints Keenan Lewis has a hip and abductor strain. Not a season ending injury
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