PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Steelers starting corner Keenan Lewis signed a five-year, $26 million contract with the New Orleans Saints today.

A third round pick in 2009, Lewis started all 16 games with the Steelers last year in his first year as a starter with 71 tackles and 23 passes defended.

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“I’m very excited to be able to come back to my hometown,” Lewis told NewOrleansSaints.com. “Having grown up here, I understand the passion that the fans have for the Saints and I’m blessed to be able to have the chance to play in front of them here in the future. I am thankful for the time spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and wish them continued success.”

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Lewis is the fourth starter to leave since free agency started.

Mike Wallace went to Miami, Arizona signed Rashard Mendenhall, and guard Willie Colon was released.

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