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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 QB Brees: Concussion education critical

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
Drew Brees has teamed up with a program that provides free concussion testing for athletes in schools and youth sports organizations.

Fujita sees bounty probe as part smear campaign

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Scott Fujita, a player and union leader who has criticized the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "smear campaign" in the bounty investigation.

Saints waive DE Romeus

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Saints waived/injured DE Greg Romeus and signed LB Donovan Robinson.

NFL denies witness retractions in bounty probe

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
The NFL has denied accusations it covered up retractions made by key witnesses in its bounty investigation.

Vitt: 'I did not pledge money'

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt released the following statement on Wednesday in response to the NFL’s recent release of bounty evidence.

Durbin, Goodell to meet on bounties

Posted June 19, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday on the subjuect of bounties in football.

Hargrove refutes NFL video clip

Posted June 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Anthony Hargrove denied it was his voice in a video saying, “Give me the money” in reference to Brett Favre being injured in two seasons ago.

If Saints are weakened, impact will be considerable

Posted June 19, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
Whether you're a Saints fan or not, the fallout from the bounty scandal is something to ponder, writes Mike Wilkening.

Goodell hears bounty appeals from players

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell has finished hearing appeals from four players in the Saints bounty case, amid complaints that the NFL didn't prove anything.

NFLPA: League ran a 'sloppy investigation'

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
In a press release, NFLPA outside counsel Richard Smith detailed the union’s findings on the league’s bounty investigation.

Graham's bargain status not likely to change soon

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Saints’ focus is on getting Drew Brees locked up long term, but Jimmy Graham is well on his way to earning a big payday.

Reports: Evidence given to players ahead of bounty appeals

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The NFL has reportedly turned over some evidence to the four players suspended for the Saints' bounty program ahead of Monday’s appeals hearing.

Saints QB Daniel, DE Romeus injured

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Saints’ first-team QB this offseason, Chase Daniel, has suffered a hairline fracture on his thumb.

Raiders add TE Humphrey

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed TE Tory Humphrey, the team announced Tuesday. Humphrey spent the last three seasons with the Saints.

NFL: No Burbank jurisdiction on Hargrove discipline

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has said he does have jurisdiction over Packers DE Anthony Hargrove, who's appealing a suspension.

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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