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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

Bounty testimony from Williams leaked

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team's bounty system when the NFL began investigating but was overruled by Joe Vitt.

Tagliabue vacates player discipline in bounty case

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated all player discipline involving the Saints’ bounty case.

Tagliabue's bounty decision expected Tuesday

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue is expected to rule Tuesday on player appeals in the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Wilson's big game helps Giants defeat Saints

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Rookie David Wilson piled up 327 all-purpose yards and three touchdownsto lead the Giants to s 52-27 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Reports: Players reject bounty settlement

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The players involved in the Saints’ bounty case rejected a settlement offer, according to multiple reports.

Saints RB Ivory ruled out for Sunday

Posted Dec. 08, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that RB Chris Ivory is now considered doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Saints pleased with maturing DE Jordan

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
One of the bright spots for the Saints’ 32nd-ranked defense has been the development of DE Cameron Jordan in his second season.

Scout's Notebook: Saints SLB David Hawthorne

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki sees Saints SLB David Hawthorne underperforming at a poorly fit position.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

Sheen is wearing off on Saints' offensive line

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
The Saints' offensive line has taken a step back in the past game and a half, and it could be a sign of things to come for the unit.

Friday's 60-second rant: Payton's absence glaring in key moments

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The post-bounty Saints simply lost their edge in the absence of Sean Payton, as Thursday night's loss perfectly depicted.

Falcons pick off Brees five times, beat Saints

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes in a 23-13 victory over the Saints.

Falcons need to find selves against rival Saints

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
If Falcons are to earn the national recognition they crave, they'll have to take down their biggest rival — the Saints — on Thursday night.

Saints players to attend hearing with Williams

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma plan to be present Friday when their lawyers are scheduled to cross examine former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

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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