We’ve been wondering where veteran Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis has been, as he’s sat out the last few practices. Today didn’t exactly provide many answers.
According to The Advocate’s Nick Underhill, Keenan Lewis has suffered some sort of setback. Lots of rumors are beginning to circle, which has us slightly concerned.
Lewis had a 2015 he’d love to forget, as he only played in 6 games for the New Orleans Saints. Lewis only appeared in 109 snaps, and was deeply missed in the secondary last season. The Westbank native had three separate surgical procedures during the last calendar year, which included sports-hernia surgery, hip surgery, and knee surgery.
Lewis remained optimistic through it all, and even took to Instagram a few times to give his thoughts. “Ready to show the world even after three surgeries and turning 30 I can still be mention with the best,” was one of the many things Lewis said.
It was just one week ago that Lewis was activated off of the physically unable to perform (or PUP) list. He was immediately inserted into the starting rotation, but hasn’t been seen after participating August 3rd practice.
When asked about an update on Lewis, Sean Payton (as you’d predict) declined. Payton simply said, “I’ll keep you posted.”
Sean Payton declines when asked for update on CB Keenan Lewis.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 10, 2016
The Saints secondary could absolutely use a healthy Keenan Lewis, but right now it doesn’t seem like he’s ready to return to action. Make of it what you will, but he was listed as the team’s fourth option at right cornerback when the initial depth chart was released.