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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

Saints WR Moore looking to bounce back

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Word is Saints WR Lance Moore has impressed observers in training camp.

Saints' defense likely to decline

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Fantasy owners should be wary of an overrated Saints defense, which is unlikely to come close to the 39 takeaways it produced last season.

Saints sign first-round pick Robinson

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
The Saints announced Friday that the club has agreed to terms with first-round pick Patrick Robinson, the team's first-round draft choice, on a five-year contract.

Saints agree to terms with Ramsey, Graham

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Saints announced they have agreed to terms with QB Patrick Ramsey and rookie TE Jimmy Graham.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Fantasy owners should have PK strategy

Posted July 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Fantasy owners will concentrate their draft preparation on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends, but reading up on kickers before your draft is wise, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Saints re-sign McCray, sign Tennant

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
The Saints signed one of their draft picks Thursday and re-signed a player they recently cut.

Daniel, Ramsey expected to battle to back up Brees

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Patrick Ramsey, who is expected to sign with the Saints, and second-year player Chase Daniel will compete to become Drew Brees' top backup in training camp.

Exclusive trenchmarks

Posted July 19, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly offers an exclusive breakdown of the top-rated teams in each division in terms of overall play in the trenches on both sides of the ball. 

Saints sign rookie DT Woods

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
The Saints have signed rookie DT Al Woods to a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Saints RB Thomas waiting for new deal

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
With about three weeks to go until training camp, it appears Pierre Thomas would like more money than the Saints are willing to give.

Saints will have 'pitch count' for Sharper in training camp

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Saints FS Darren Sharper could be limited for much of training camp as he returns from knee surgery.

Payton peels back curtain in new book

Posted June 29, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Just before the Saints officially turn the page on last season, head coach Sean Payton is releasing his first book. He discussed the memoir, and several other topics, with PFW on Monday.

WR Horn to retire with Saints

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
WR Joe Horn has signed a contract with the Saints and will retire, the team announced.

Saints’ Robinson could become top backup at corner

Posted June 24, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Saints rookie CB Patrick Robinson took reps with the second-team defense in OTAs.

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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