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Zach Strief

Zach Strief - #64 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 09/22/1983
Birthplace Milford, OH
College Northwestern
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 7th round, 2nd pick by Saints

Saints not seeing diminishing returns from Shanle

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt has indicated he sees no signs of a decline in 32-year-old OLB Scott Shanle’s ability.

Saints greeted by image of Payton's glare

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:24 p.m. ET
An intense greeting from suspended head coach Sean Payton awaits Saints players as they enter their indoor practice field.

Saints sign P Morstead to six-year extension

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Saints signed P Thomas Morstead to a six-year, $21.9 million contract extension, ESPN’s John Clayton first reported.

Vilma court hearing ends with no decision

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
A hearing in federal court for suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has wrapped up without an immediate decision about whether he can temporarily return to work.

Saints players, NFL lawyers in court Monday

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith met with NFL lawyers and a federal magistrate in a settlement conference for lawsuits spawned by the players' suspensions.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

Brees files affidavit for Vilma in case against Goodell

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees filed an affidavit Saturday in support of LB Jonathan Vilma in Vilma’s defamation case against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. 

NFL asks court to dismiss player claims

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The NFL asked a U.S. District Court judge on Friday to dismiss Jon Vilma's motion seeking to have his suspension overturned.

Fantasy: After Gronk and Graham, little difference

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Best fantasy advice you'll get this season: If you miss out on either Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham, just be patient. A good tight end will be there late.

League responds to Vilma's request regarding injury rehab

Posted July 17, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The NFL responded to Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s latest request for an expedited hearing for a temporary restraining order against the league.

Vilma asks for hearing Thursday in bounty case

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma is asking a judge for a hearing on his bid to block his season-long suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation.

Saints sign Brees to $100 million contract

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Saints and Drew Brees agreed on a five-year, $100 million deal, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Friday.

League files grievance against Vilma

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The NFL filed a grievance against Saints LB Jonathan Vilma in response to his defamation suit against commissioner Roger Goodell.

Report: Brees will not report to camp without deal

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees will not sign his franchise tender and report to training camp without a long-term deal in place.

Patriots, Saints to hold joint practices

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints will hold joint practices in Foxborough on Aug. 7 and 8, the teams announced Tuesday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 29, 2012
Strief has returned from a left groin injury and is starting, giving the team a boost at a thin position.||||||| Strief's primary backup, Charles Brown, is inactive with a right knee injury.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Strief has been scratched for Sunday's game against San Francisco, meaning rookie Bryce Harris will start in his place against the 49ers' No. 2-ranked defense.||||||| Strief is dealing with a groin injury.
Posted Oct. 09, 2011
Strief is inactive for Sunday's game against Carolina with a knee injury.||||||| Charles Brown is expected to start in Strief's place.
Posted April 12, 2010
Strief has agreed to return to New Orleans for another season. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says Strief, a restricted free agent this offseason, signed his tender offer from the club on Monday. The Saints had offered Strief about $1.76 million.||||||| Strief played in every game last season, starting twice at tackle during the regular season. He also subbed in routinely as a blocking tight end. Strief, 26, was drafted out of Northwestern in the seventh round in 2006. He has played in 57 regular-season games, starting five. He also has appeared in all five of the Saints' playoff games since he joined the club.
Posted Sept. 13, 2009
Strief took over at left tackle in the Saints' opener against the Lions on Sunday after Jermon Bushrod hurt his right leg.||||||| Strief, a seventh-round draft pick out of Northwestern in 2006, is behind Bushrod and Jammal Brown on the depth chart. But with both of those players injured, he could get more opportunities early this season.

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