Report: Browns Show Interest In Steelers CB Keenan Lewis

With the legal tampering period now in full swing, prior to the start of the new league year, several reports are starting surface regarding teams that are interested in a few of the Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agents

Lane Adkins of the Orange and Brown Report posted on Twitter Saturday that the Cleveland Browns have talked to the representatives of cornerback Keenan Lewis.

That news is not surprising considering that Ray Horton, the former defensive backs coach of the Steelers, is now the new defensive coordinator with the Browns.

The Browns could use an upgrade at the position opposite Joe Haden and Lewis would easily fit into the 3-4 defense that Horton is implementing there. The Browns can\’t formally make Lewis an offer until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. eastern time, but I am sure a few numbers have already been tossed around.

According to Adkins, the Browns also have made contact with the representatives of cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Antoine Cason and Sean Smith as well.

  • RW

    For everything that is holy make this guy a priority and an offer he can’t refuse. Then sign Cortez Allen on the semi-cheap and youve got your base d-backs for the next several years. Address safeties in the draft.

  • John Hinton

    I agree.

  • HarryBackside

    I hope Lewis remembers how much he improved AFTER Horton left, and was replaced by Lake.

  • steeltown

    I swear to god, if we release Harrison and then ultimately lose Lewis as well, i’ll be pissed

    Ike is done soon and maybe as soon as next year, that leaves us with C.Allen, Gay and C.Brown if Lewis is not retained… not a good idea in this pass happy League

  • TsarPepe

    It’s not “formerly”, but “formally” to make an offer.

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  • steeltown

    Something tells me that a deal is all but signed to make Lewis a Steeler for atleast the next 5yrs… we just dont know it yet

    The whole market value ploy is comical, let em test the market to gauge their value… lets be real here the Steelers know exactly what his value is to the Team and they know exactly what they’re willing to pay for Lewis, no more no less

  • Lamarr56

    I hope to god your right.

  • Jazz

    The Steelers will make Keenan Lewis a fair offer; they will not overpay a DB that has played one, count it people, 1 solid year as a starter. Oh and by the way, how many interceptions did he have in 2012? ZERO! I like Keenan Lewis, and I do hope the Steelers can resign him. But if he decides to take the money and run, why not. The Steelers will rebuild as needed; they know exactly what they’re doing, they have been doing it far longer than any of us. Have a little faith people.

  • Jollyrob68

    Cortez won’t be cheap. Sign Lewis extend Cortez and cut Ike.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    These browns are starting to piss me off trying to take our players Wallace, Lewis having an ex-Steelers coach as their DC and a once a partial Steelers owner now is there owner. There supposed to hate our guts not try to become us…..

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Agree maybe pick up Swearinger in the third and Rontez Miles with our comp. we’d be set for awhile back there

  • westernsteel

    Lewis isn’t a superstar by any means, but I don’t like our secondary without him. I hope he resigns with the Steelers, or we will be losing veterans and some young talent, there will be too many holes to fill.

  • RW

    True, but he’ll be cheaper now than in a year from now. See: Keenan Lewis.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Agreed Rob…Ive been saying that for a month now…why keep a guy on the roster who has 1-2 years left when we could use that money towards Cortez and Allen…its about tomorrow too and not just today.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Like Swearinger a lot!