A pair of veteran free agent cornerbacks will visit with the New Orleans Saints. One of them does not have to go very far to do so.
New Orleans area native Keenan Lewis (@KeenanLewis23) tweeted on the way to the team's Metairie facilities Wednesday:
"Taking a drive down Airline Dr. To visit with the New Orleans Saints!!!"
The former O.P. Walker High School and Oregon State standout was a third round pick in the 2009 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team Lewis has played for the past four seasons.
Lewis (6-0, 208) has made 120 career tackles and one interception but had a breakout 2012 campaign - his first as a full-time starter - with 23 passes defended.
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox has set up visits with the Saints and Chargers. However, reports late Wednesday say San Diego may soon reel in his signature. A starter in all four of his pro seasons, Cox (6-1, 195) has 12 career interceptions.
Like Lewis, Cox is a 26-year old former third round draft selection in 2009 (out of William & Mary).
Meanwhile, Pro Football Talk reports the Saints have genuine interest in recently-released corner Nnamdi Asomugha. The former Raiders and Eagles standout should have many suitors on the open market. He played for New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Oakland.
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