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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 release DE McCray, two others

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Monday that they have released veteran DE Bobby McCray, waived CB Glenn Sharpe and released WR Roy Hall with an injury settlement.

Saints trade OT Brown to Redskins

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Saints traded OT Jammal Brown to the Redskins on Saturday for a 2011 draft pick, Saints executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a team-issued statement on Saturday.

Saints WR Moore signs RFA tender

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Saints WR Lance Moore signed his one-year, $1.759 million restricted free-agent tender on Friday, executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a club-issued statement.

Saints receive Super Bowl rings

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:41 a.m. ET
The Super Bowl champion Saints received their championship rings at a ceremony Wednesday night in downtown New Orleans.

Report: Saints S Harper agrees to sign tender

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Saints SS Roman Harper will avoid having his restricted free-agent tender offer reduced, according to PFW correspondent Mike Triplett, a beat writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Disgruntled Saints RB Thomas signs tender

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
Saints RB Pierre Thomas has signed his restricted free-agent tender, GM Mickey Loomis said Monday, but Thomas' agent says his client remains unhappy with his contract situation.

Saints OLT Brown will have to earn back starting job

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
OLT Jammal Brown has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender and is hoping to receive a long-term contract offer, but word is the Saints aren't interested in discussing such a deal with him.

Surprise onside kicks a percentage play

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Saints used an unexpected onside kick to propel them to a Super Bowl victory. Was this a reasonable risk to take, and will more teams use this element of surprise in the future?

Shockey released from hospital

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey has been released from the hospital, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday, after he suffered seizure-like symptoms in the team's weight room Thursday afternoon.

Saints TE Shockey hospitalized

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey was taken to a hospital after experiencing seizure-like systems during a workout in the team's weight room, reports indicate.

Saints’ Brown, McCray, Wilkerson in DLE mix

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DE Bobby McCray started all three playoff games at left end for the Saints last season after the usual starter, Charles Grant, suffered a torn triceps in Week 17, but McCray likely will fill a pass-rush specialist role next season.

Saints sign FB McKie

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Former Bears FB Jason McKie signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Monday.

Saints sign ex-Jaguars LB Ingram

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints have come to an agreement with former Jaguars LB Clint Ingram on a one-year contract, New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday.

Bird watching

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Falcons could be up to the task of dethroning the Saints in a division known for parity, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Saints could wait until July to sign veteran backup QB

Posted May 15, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Saints have yet to sign a veteran backup for QB Drew Brees, as the uncapped year's "final eight" rule has limited their options in free agency.

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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