Saints and CB Keenan Lewis have agreed to a restructured contract, according to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Lewis 2015 and 2016 base salaries were both reduced and the remainder for each year was converted into a signing bonus. On top of that, Lewis’ 2015 and 2016 base salaries are now fully guaranteed.
The Saints also converted Lewis’ 2015 and 2016 $700,000 per-game roster bonuses. Terrell mentions that they prorated $3.9 million over the course of three years and added $1.3 million in prorated bonuses each year.
Joel Corry mentions that Lewis’ cap figures have gone from $4.85M (2015), $7.3 (2016), and $7.8M (2017) to $4.5M (2015), $6.35 (2016), and $9.1M (2017)
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.
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.