Saints sign CB Lewis to 5-year deal

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent cornerback Keenan

Lewis to a five-year contract.

The 6-foot-0, 208-pound Lewis is a New Orleans native, playing

high school football in the city at O. Perry Walker. The

26-year-old spent his first four seasons with the Pittsburgh

Steelers, moving into a starting role last season and leading the

NFL with 23 passes defended. Lewis visited with the Saints earlier

this week.

General Manager Mickey Loomis says Lewis was a top target for

the Saints, who are transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new

defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

Lewis’ deal is worth $26.3 million with $10.5 million in

guarantees, including a $6 million signing bonus, according to