Jeremy Fowler reports that the Steelers are still open to signing veteran CB Keenan Lewis, but figured he would need at least a month before his hip and groin issues are fully healed.
Last we heard, Gerry Dulac reported that the Steelers “did not like what they saw” when examining Lewis’ hip during his recent visit.
A former teammate of Lewis’ previously told Chris Adamski that he will likely need another six weeks before he’ll be ready to play. However, it sounds like there could be much greater concern for the condition of his hip.
Lewis visited with the Steelers and reportedly received “preliminary inquiries” from the Lions, Jets, Cardinals and an unnamed NFC South.
The Saints officially released Lewis last week, making him an unrestricted free agent and one of the best available cornerbacks when healthy.
Lewis, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2009. He spent four years in Pittsburgh before signing a five-year, $25.5 million contract with the Saints in 2013.
New Orleans cut him loose in a move that freed up $2.75 million in available cap space.
In 2015, Lewis was limited to appearing in six games and recording six tackles, no interceptions and two pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.