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.

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