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Steelers CB Keenan Lewis Talks Post Season Awards


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PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 27:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons runs after the catch against Keenan Lewis #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a pre-season game on August 27, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

It's as if the local fish wraps were hunting for CB Keenan Lewis exclusively after OTAs finished up in Pittsburgh Thursday.

And he had plenty to say, such as quotes in both the Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette indicating Lewis sees himself joining the AFC's Pro Bowl team in 2012.

Lofty individual expectations are good. They show where a player's head is. Lewis, apparently, is very optimistic about his chances of starting opposite CB Ike Taylor this year, to say the least.

And why shouldn't he be? Brashness and arrogance are never traits one wants to openly see, but frankly, if you don't at least toe the line of being brash and arrogant in terms of your skills as a cornerback in the NFL, what good are you? It's a demanding position that required 110 percent confidence in oneself.

One thing is for sure, if Lewis was to make the Pro Bowl team, he'd be one of the biggest cornerbacks on either side. Lewis's best trait is his size; 6-foot, 208 pounds is a large corner, and combining him with the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Ike Taylor would give the Steelers one of the biggest starting cornerback combinations in the NFL.

Both challengers to Lewis's assumed starting position, Cortez Allen (6-foot, 196 pounds) and Curtis Brown (6-foot, 185) are both 23 years old, and growing into larger frames. The 26-year-old Lewis (high school teammate of Steelers WR Mike Wallace) has the edge to start over the talented younger corners in Pittsburgh due to having a bit more experience, but expect a hard charge from Allen. Brown, a freakishly athletic project type of corner, could have the highest ceiling of all of them.




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Keenan Lewis & Cortez Allen Open Up Steelers First OTA As Starters

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their first OTA session of the 2012 season on Thursday, and while nothing earth shattering came to light, we now know what the initial pecking order will be in the Steelers secondary as we inch ever closer to the start of training camp.

Gone from the roster now are veterans William Gay and Bryant McFadden. McFadden was the week one starting left cornerback last year against the Baltimore Ravens and was quickly hooked in favor Gay. When the Steelers would go to their defensive sub-packages Gay kicked inside to play nickel and Lewis played outside. Lewis amassed Read more [...]

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Steelers cornerback Lewis sees chance


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Fri, 25 May 2012 17:23:22
by MARK KABOLY




You can count Keenan Lewis’ NFL starts on one finger.
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Steelers secure Keenan Lewis, Ryan Mundy, Isaac Redman and others as the roster continues to take shape


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These last 2 weeks have nothing short of glorious if you’re a Steelers fan. Ramon Foster and David Johnson sign their tender offers, Jerricho Cotchery is brought back on a 2 yr. deal and a reserve Tight End Leonard Pope comes over from Kansas City. And now today as was previously reported, Charlie Batch is back for his annual contract to backup Ben Roethlisberger. How can you not love that!
Then, not to be outdone, today the remaining restricted free agents all signed their 1 yr. offers from the team. Keenan Lewis, Ryan Mundy both will return in 2012 as well as exclusive rights free agents Isaac Redman, Jeremy Kapinos and Steve McLendon also agree to their contracts*. It’s a flurry of activity from the front office to get all those players under contract as the draft gets closer and closer.
Ok, maybe it wasn’t quite on the standards of glorious or even epic but it was good news nonetheless as the roster for the new team begins to take shape. Sprinkle in some draft ...

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Veterans Lewis, Reed leading way for built-to-last Ravens defense

Linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed have spent 11 seasons together with the Baltimore Ravens, making one big play after another.

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