As expected, the Steelers have lost another player in free agency.
The team Thursday lost cornerback Keenan Lewis to the Saints, where he inks a five-year deal.
It’s a homecoming of sorts for the former Steeler who grew up in the Crescent City, LA.
In his first year as a starter for the black and yellow, the fourth-year pro led the NFL with 23 pass defenses last season. He added 71 tackles and a forced fumble.
“We are excited to be able to add a player of Keenan’s ability to our defense,” said Saints General Manager Micky Loomis in a news release issued Thursday. “He was a top free agent target for us and I know that he is very excited to be able to come home to play football.”
The Steelers inked Willie Gay last week after he was dumped by the Cardinals as a possible replacement for him. Also draft pick Cortez Brown will be in the mix to replace Lewis.