Saints Preseason News, 8/28/13: New Saints CB Keenan Lewis Promises To Be Ready By Season's Start

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Lewis is disappointed with his performance so far this preseason. The former Steeler says he's still learning the new system and playbook under Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Said Lewis, “I’ve been in Pittsburgh for four years so I was comfortable with those guys, knowing where my help would be, knowing how I could play different coverages and things like that. I’m adjusting. I’m new. I've only played like seven quarters (with Saints). I feel as though I got a great group of guys. I've been in the league awhile guarding some of the top receivers. I’ll be ready.”



Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

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"I’m still trying to get the hang of the playbook," Lewis said. "I’m still adjusting to the speed that I usually play. I knew that coming in. It’s like being a rookie again. You learn a new system."

Brees says offense accomplished what it needed to in preseason | New Orleans
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Tanner has put himself in good position to make Saints final roster | New Orleans
If all else fails for Andy Tanner in his quest to make the Saints’ 53-man roster, he should at least hire quarterback Drew Brees to be his personal spokesman.

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Steelers’ Ryan Clark: "I’m so disgusted with the NFL right now" | ProFootballTalk
"I remember a hit I had on Victor Cruz last year, which was clearly legal, but it gave up seven points," Clark said. "I hurt my team by doing something I deemed legal and something the NFL also deemed legal by not fining me. So you go to the other extreme. The guys know there is no way possible [to] get fined if [they] go low. It will be one or the other. Guys will hit up high and maybe risk getting a concussion or hurting a shoulder. When you get hit low, the season is going to be over. If they decide to change this rule, they might as well put flags on."

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VIDEO: Andy Tanner's training camp perspective

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