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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

Brees' nearly perfect second half leads Saints past Steelers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Sunday night.

Report: Saints could be without Bush until Week 11

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush was cleared to return to practice last Monday. Now it looks like he may not return until Week 11.

Bush, Thomas both to miss Week Eight

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
USA Today reports that both Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas will miss the Saints' Week Eight game vs. the Steelers, the fifth consecutive game that New Orleans has been without its top two running backs.

Injury divides RB Thomas, Saints

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
With RB Pierre Thomas set to become a free agent for the second offseason in a row, he and head coach Sean Payton are drifting apart.

Saints RB Bush misses practice, unlikely to play

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush did not practice Wednesday after being cleared to do so earlier in the week. It is unlikely he will play on Sunday.

Bush set to return to Saints backfield

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush told reporters has been cleared to play in Week Eight when the Saints host the Steelers, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

With Thomas still rehabbing, Payton reportedly growing impatient

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Sean Payton had lost his patience with RB Pierre Thomas. The Saints' starter hurt his ankle in Week Three and has not played since.

Browns ride defense in stunner over Saints

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
David Bowens returned two of Drew Brees' four interceptions for touchdowns and the Browns took a stunning 30-17 victory over the defending champion Saints on Sunday.

Sideline worker injured during Browns-Saints game

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
A sideline worker was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's Browns-Saints game after Saints WR Courtney Roby collided with him on a punt return.

Saints activate Sharper from PUP list

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
New Orleans has activated FS Darren Sharper from its physically-unable-to-perform list, and he could play in Sunday's game vs. the Browns.

Injuries an obstacle for Saints’ improved defense

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Although the Saints' defense has compensated for a decrease in takeaways compared to last season, the secondary has been hit hard by injuries, and its depth is being tested.

Rewind: Remembering the Ricky Williams trade

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom examines the infamous trade Mike Ditka executed on Draft Day 1999 to select Ricky Williams. After all these years, has Williams finally proven Ditka right? Was he worth all those picks?

Saints place Gay on IR; release Ingram

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Saints made a couple of moves on Wednesday, placing CB Randall Gay on injured reserve and releasing LB Clint Ingram.

Brees announces new baby's name via Twitter

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, welcomed their second son into the world Tuesday, and then announced his name via Twitter on Wednesday.

Rookie Meter: Undrafted Ivory makes a splash

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford regains the top spot in this week's Rookie Meter, but last Sunday belonged to undrafted Saints RB Chris Ivory.

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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