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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

Sharper may return to Saints

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Even though he would be entering his 15th NFL season, we hear FS Darren Sharper would like to return to New Orleans next season, and the team may be receptive to his return, according to NFC South Whispers.

Saints would rather not have to replace OLT Bushrod this offseason

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
OLT Jermon Bushrod could become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, but we hear the Saints are not eager to get rid of him.

Seahawks show NFL parody, not parity

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
There is really only one thing you can say about wild-card weekend, writes Ron Borges, and you didn't have to wait until Sunday night to say it.

Window to win not shut for Saints

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
The Saints will have to make some difficult decisions on personnel before next season and there will probably be more roster turnover between now and next season than the Saints experienced between winning the Super Bowl and the start of ...

Saturday's games a ratings boon for NBC

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Saturday's exciting wild-card games on NBC earned milestone ratings for the network.

Saints won't go all out to keep RB Thomas

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
Oft-injured RB Pierre Thomas will be a free agent in the offseason, and while the Saints would like to have him back, they won't get into a bidding war to retain him, according to NFC South Whispers.

Underdog Seahawks stun Saints in 41-36 win

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch scored on an electrifying 67-yard run in the final minutes to lead the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 41-36 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the ...

Saints' Williams says he's in no hurry to leave

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 11:27 p.m. ET
While he's drawing interest from at least one team with a head-coaching vacancy, Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams reiterated Thursday that he's not prepared to leave his current position for just any head-coaching job.

Hasselbeck to start for Seahawks vs. Saints

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced after Thursday's practice that Matt Hasselbeck will be the team's starting quarterback for their wild-card playoff game against the Saints on Saturday.

Saints place RB Thomas on I.R., sign RB Bell

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The Saints have placed RB Pierre Thomas on injured reserve and signed RB Joique Bell to take his spot on the roster.

Oddsmakers make Seahawks massive underdogs

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 4:15 a.m. ET
Whether the Seahawks are indeed the biggest home playoff underdog ever can't be conclusively said, though it is clear they are in the team picture.

Saints playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 2:53 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Saints as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Saints place RB Ivory on I.R.

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Days before they begin their playoff run against the Seahawks, the Saints placed RB Chris Ivory on injured reserve and signed RB DeShawn Wynn.

Overcoming injuries against Seattle won’t be new drill for Saints

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Seahawks, despite having several key players sidelined, earlier this season, and they may be facing similar circumstances when they get the postseason underway at Qwest Field Saturday.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

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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