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Pittsburgh Steelers Rumors: Keenan Lewis Unlikely to Be Re-Signed

November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis (23) celebrates a tackle against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

When the Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision to sign cornerback William Gay, it was viewed as a sign that free agent corner Keenan Lewis was unlikely return. As more information is gathered about the Steelers plans, it looks like the speculation of Lewis’ departure has some validity.

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

As we sit here in early March, the top three cornerbacks shape up as Ike Taylor and Cortez Allen starting and William Gay in the slot in the nickel defense. Maybe they will pull a rabbit out of their hat and re-sign Lewis, but that is beginning to look as difficult as re-signing Wallace.

They would not have signed Gay had they thought Lewis would be back or if Curtis Brown developed the way they had hoped.

Lewis will likely generate a lot of interest on the free agent market and with the team’s current salary cap situation it is unlikely that they would be able to outbid one of Lewis’ potential suitors.

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Topics: Keenan Lewis, NFL Free Agency, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Robert D Henderson

    The signing of Gay has no bearing on Lewis. What Lewis is offered will depend on what the Steelers will do. If It’s a fair price The Steelers will match it and maybe part ways with Ike. I’d sign Lewis at 5-6 million ,extend Cortez Allen & cut Ike.

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