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Could Lewis Return to the NFL?

Rumors have been swirling about a possible return to the NFL by former Beaver cornerback Keenan Lewis.

Pittsburgh’s secondary could be getting needed depth from a familiar face.

The Steelers are one such team that is in need of help in the cornerback department. General manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin drafted two corners during the draft in Cameron Sutton from Tennessee in the third round and Brian Allen from Utah in the fifth round, but they appear to be covering any learning curves with some outside help.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Oregon State cornerback Keenan Lewis is currently visiting with the Steelers.

Originally a third-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Lewis spent four seasons with the Steelers, collecting 95 tackles and one interception. He signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent before the 2013 season, collecting six interceptions in three seasons. Unfortunately, Lewis’ time in the Big Easy was cut short starting in 2015 when various injuries began to take their toll. He was later released after the 2015 season and has been out of football ever since.

Look for the Steelers to take a close look at Lewis's health, including his hip heading into the offseason training, but there is a chance that he re-enters the league.

Stay tuned for any future updates.

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