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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 OT Brown still looking to prove himself

Posted July 07, 2012 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Saints are waiting for OT Charles Brown to meet expectations as he enters his third season.

Goodell files motion to dismiss defamation suit

Posted July 05, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell filed a motion to dismiss Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s defamation claims.

NFLPA files suit on behalf of Smith, Hargrove, Fujita

Posted July 05, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The NFLPA filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita.

Saints agree to terms with sixth-round pick Tiller

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Saints GM Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to terms with sixth-round draft choice Andrew Tiller, an offensive guard out of Syracuse.

Report: Arbitrator rules in favor of Brees

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled in favor of Saints QB Drew Brees in his franchise-tag grievance, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday.

Saints' Payton files for divorce

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton filed for divorce from his wife Beth, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune

Saints sign two more draft picks

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Monday that they have signed two more draft picks, leaving them with two more rookies to sign before training camp.

Vilma files another lawsuit

Posted July 01, 2012 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming, among other things, that commissioner Roger Goodell has failed to rule on Vilma's appeal in a timely manner.

Brees, Saints awaiting grievance ruling

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The window of time for the Saints and Drew Brees to finalize a contract could soon be closed.

Saints sign third-rounder Hicks

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
The Saints signed the first member of their draft class on Thursday, announcing a deal had been reached with third-round DL Akiem Hicks.

Reports: Decision on Brees' tag likely in a week

Posted June 27, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
An arbitrator will rule on Saints QB Drew Brees' franchise-tag grievance in a week, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. 

Bounty 'evidence' doesn't help NFL's case

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Ron Borges argues that evidence the NFL is claiming to have in its "Bountygate" investigation appears to be lacking.

Brees still hopeful of long-term deal with Saints

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
QB Drew Brees remains confident that he and the Saints will agree on a long-term contract before the July 16 deadline.

Appeal to reason: Goodell, Smith both fail system

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Hub Arkush writes that Roger Goodell and De Smith are both to blame for the messy Bountygate investigation and appeals process.

These rookies could surprise in 2012

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
This year's crop of rookies has a lot to live up to after 2011's class, but we look at the third-rounders and below who could surprise in Year One.

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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