Ian Rapoport reports that the Saints are in the process of re-doing CB Keenan Lewis’ contract.
- According to La Canfora, the Saints have been telling teams to not divulge their inquiries, but it looks like details are still being leaked.
- Sources tell La Canfora that if HC Sean Payton isn’t convinced a player is part of the solution, he could be gone.
Lewis recently said that he wanted the team to guarantee the final three years of his deal or release him, so it’s really not a complete shock to hear that the Saints are considering moving on given the roster turnover they’ve already gone through.
Lewis, 28, signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract that included $10.5 million guaranteed with the Saints back in March of last year. He has base salaries of $1.8 million (2015), $4.25 million (2016), and $4.75 million (2017) coming his way over the remainder of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, the Saints would actually take a cap hit of $2.05 million by trading Lewis and create $6.9 million in dead money, which means he would have to rework his contract to facilitate a move.
In 2014, Lewis recorded 41 tackles, two interceptions, and 13 pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 98 cornerback out of out of 108 qualifying players.