Free-agent cornerback Keenan Lewis is still looking for NFL work. In the meantime, he’s helping out his alma mater.
Lewis was spotted at Landry Walker High School in New Orleans coaching defensive backs. That’s apparently what the veteran cornerback will be doing to spend time while on the open market.
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) August 27, 2016
Lewis was released abruptly by the New Orleans Saints as he struggled to recover from multiple procedures done to repair his injured hip. The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Lewis for a visit earlier this week, but balked over concerns regarding his hip.
The 29-year-old New Orleans native would be entering his eighth professional season. He’s racked up 7 interceptions during stints with the Saints and Steelers, who originally drafted him in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
While Lewis waits for another playing opportunity to come along, he will help cultivate some young defensive backs from his hometown. Landry Walker High School opened in 2013 after the merger of L.B. Landry High School and O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, which is where he was teammates with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace.