New Orleans Saints' Rob Ryan: "We got the best free agent" in Keenan Lewis

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New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan admits that he is "excited" about the prospect of having new cornerback Keenan Lewis in his defence next season.

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes that his side got the "best" defensive player in the free agent market when they signed Keenan Lewis.

The cornerback spent four years at Pittsburgh Steelers and impressed during his time at Heinz Field so much that the Saints were willing to spend big to secure his signature.

"I'm so excited about Keenan Lewis — everything about him since the day we signed him," Ryan told the Times-Picayune.

"He's got so much ability. The sky is the limit for this guy. He's going to be fantastic for us. We're so excited about him.

"He's smart, he's tough, he's long. And he's a local hero. You've got to love this guy. In my opinion, I honestly feel we got the best free agent out there on defense."

The 27-year-old has made one interception and 29 pass deflections since arriving in the NFL in 2009.

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