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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

Bucs' playoff hopes alive with 23-13 victory

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman passed for two touchdowns and the Buccaneers beat the Saints 23-13 on Sunday to stay alive in the NFC playoff race.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

Ankle still an issue for Saints RB Thomas

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
There are concerns that Pierre Thomas aggravated an ankle injury during practice Friday, and he's considered a game-time decision for New Orleans' Week 17 game against Tampa Bay after sitting out practice Saturday.

Colston has procedure on knee

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
Saints WR Marques Colston had an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, making him questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Buccaneers.

Saints place KR Roby on I.R.

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Saints placed KR Courtney Roby on injured reserve Thursday with a concussion.

Brees shakes off INTs; Saints edge Falcons

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending ...

Saints' Graham makes Shockey more expendable

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
In light of the late-season contributions of rookie TE Jimmy Graham, it doesn't appear that veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will return to New Orleans after his contract expires at the end of next season, according to NFC South Whispers.

Injury report for Saints-Falcons MNF game

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 16 Monday-night game, New Orleans at Atlanta, showing the status of each injured player.

Saints S Harper playing his best ball in contract year

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Saints SS Roman Harper could more than make up for whatever he missed out on last offseason once he hits free agency again in 2011.

Road to Super Bowl for NFC teams should go through Atlanta

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The team that was supposed to be shaky on the road probably isn't going to have to travel again this season, unless it advances to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.

Saints’ run ‘D’ ailing with Turner up next

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
With positioning for the postseason on the line, the Saints can ill afford a defensive collapse down the stretch, but bouncing back from a poor Week 15 performance will not be easy.

Thomas, Bush prove to be fantasy farces

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Expectations were high for the Saints' backfield duo of Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush entering 2010. But for a host of reasons, the pair turned out to be major fantasy flops.

Rice does it all for Ravens

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Ray Rice ran for 153 yards, caught five passes for 80 yards and scored two touchdowns to carry the Ravens over the New Orleans Saints 30-24 on Sunday.

Profile raised, but Brees striking right balance

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:02 a.m. ET
Drew Brees' celebrity has grown considerably since the Saints won the Super Bowl and he was named MVP of the game earlier this year.

2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The NFL has released the possible playoff scenarios heading into the Week 15 games.

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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