The Pittsburgh Steelers never completely close the door on one of their players possibly returning to the team. They have seen several players leave the team, only to return in one shape or another. William Gay and Bryant McFadden returned after stints with the Arizona Cardinals, and Will Allen came back after spending a short period of time with the Dallas Cowboys.
When the New Orleans Saints released Keenan Lewis a few days ago, many fans wondered if he would be the next to add to the list. Well, the Steelers are bringing Lewis in for a visit, per Josh Katzenstein.
Former Saints CB Keenan Lewis is going to Pittsburgh tonight for a visit with the Steelers, per source. Has interest from at least 6 teams.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 23, 2016
The issue with Lewis is his health. In 2015 he was only able to play in 6 games due to a laundry list of injuries. Some which include knee surgery, but the most recent, and most concerning, is a hip injury which likely led to his release. For Lewis to have a chance at coming back to Pittsburgh, he will have to have a clean bill of health to ensure the team isn't bringing in a damaged player.
This could be of increased importance after the team signed Ladarius Green in the offseason, and has yet to even see the practice field thru 2 weeks of the preseason.
A lot has to happen for Lewis to return, especially with reportedly 6 teams interested in his services, but the Steelers are certainly on the lookout for a veteran cornerback who might be available in the coming weeks to help bolster a very thin secondary.