Saints sign CB Lewis to five-year deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis to a five-year contract.

The 6-foot-0, 208-pound Lewis is a New

Orleans native, playing high school football in the city at O. Perry

Walker. The 26-year-old

spent his first four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, moving

into a starting role last season and leading the NFL with

23 passes defended. Lewis visited with the Saints earlier this

week.

General Manager Mickey Loomis says Lewis was a top target for the Saints, who are transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new

defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

Lewis' deal is worth $26.3 million with

$10.5 million in guarantees, including a $6 million signing bonus,

according to www.NOLA.com.