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Lewis, like Limas Sweed before him, is on his last chance with the Steelers. He’s been unimpressive and prone to big mistakes in his time with the Steelers, and hasn’t yet proved he can be a disciplined corner. It seems that the patience has worn out with him.
The good news for Lewis is that he plays a position that needs a lot of help. Beyond Ike Taylor and Bryant McFadden, the cornerback depth is wide open. Lewis could play his way into being the third corner. William Gay was brought back, but he’s in a very tenuous position. Lewis' great effort against the Eagles helped his case, but he still has to prove that his great work there is the rule and not the exception to it.
Lewis is another guy who could potentially hang around through the whole preseason, especially with the Steelers being banged up so badly at corner. But he has to impress if he wants to dress on Sundays. If he doesn’t show he’s grown up, he’s likely to be gone.