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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

Shades of 2009 form in performance of Saints’ defense against Seahawks

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
While the Saints' defense didn't have one of its better performances against the Seahawks on Sunday, it forced two turnovers and the offense shined, scoring touchdowns on five consecutive possessions at one point in New Orleans' 34-19 win.

Brees, Saints carve up Seahawks

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees became the New Orleans Saints' all-time completions leader, throwing for four touchdowns in New Orleans' 34-19 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Bush inactive for Saints

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Despite extensive practice this week and optimism from his head coach, Saints RB Reggie Bush is inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks.

Report: Saints RB Thomas has torn tendon

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Saints RB Pierre Thomas, who has not played since Week Three, reportedly tore a tendon in his ankle and should have undergone surgery.

Vilma: Williams deserves another head-coaching opportunity

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
While Gregg Williams seems to be happy with his current situation, his success in building on what he started in 2009 has led some to wonder about his future.

Report: Saints RB Bush to play on Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush is expected to play on Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report.

Saints want to see more from Bushrod

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
After handing him the starting OLT job last season, New Orleans has been less than thrilled with Jermon Bushrod's play this year but is hoping he will prove that he's the long-term answer at the position. Read about ...

Sharper a boon for Saints’ defense

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
FS Darren Sharper's importance to the Saints' defense can't be overstated, according to team observers.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Brees, Saints roll past woeful Panthers, 34-3

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, Jabari Greer returned an interception for a touchdown and the Saints became the latest team to shut down Carolina's NFL-worst offense in a 34-3 victory over the banged-up Panthers on ...

Shockey to hospital with rib injury

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey left the team's Week Nine game with a rib injury and was taken via ambulance to a Charlotte hospital.

Attention turns to Saints QB Brees’ knee

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 1:15 a.m. ET
For those who were wondering if something was wrong with Saints QB Drew Brees, a potential answer presented itself Thursday.

Brees proves that his knee is fine

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Drew Brees proved a radio host's report to be false, as his knee seemed to be in fine shape when doing jumping jacks after practice.

Saints’ defense stingy in win over Steelers

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
Gregg Williams' defense is ranked third in the league after holding the Steelers to 279 yards and 10 points on Sunday night.

Steelers-Saints tops World Series in ratings

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The battle of the NFL's last two champions received higher ratings than the battle of two teams looking to become baseball's champion.

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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