Originally written March 23, 2013 on SteelerAddicts:
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We all thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers top priority this offseason would have to be re-signing unrestricted free agent CB Keenan Lewis. Obviously that wasn’t the case as Lewis signed a five year contract with the New Orleans Saints and Lewis said his farewell to Steelers’ fans on twitter via Dave Bryan of Steelersdepot.com. According to Lewis, the Steelers never offered the free agent CB any kind of contract this offseason which obviously made his decision easier to move on from the team that drafted him. Traditionally, the Steelers do not make a huge splash in free agency because they develop and pay their own free agents. Considering Keenan Lewis finally came into his own in 2012 there was really little to believe that he wouldn’t be in the future plans for the Steelers. If the Steelers had kept the young CB, they would have had one of the best groups of secondary players in the league with veteran Ike Taylor and Lewis on the outside and Cortez Allen on the inside. Then thro...
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