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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

Report: Saints OT Stinchcomb to undergo surgery

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Saints ORT Jon Stinchcomb will undergo surgery after suffering a sports hernia, but is expected to be ready to participate in training camp.

Source: Giants no longer shopping Cofield

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 1:32 a.m. ET
After he thwarted a deal with New Orleans during the draft, unsigned Giants NT Barry Cofield is no longer on the trading block, a league source told NFL.com Thursday.

Former security director withdraws lawsuit against Saints

Posted May 13, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Former Saints security director Geoffrey Santini has withdrawn his lawsuit against the organization after the club's lawyers sent the matter to an arbitration judge, as provided for in Santini's employment contract with the team.

Saints WR Meachem undergoes toe surgery

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Saints WR Robert Meachem will be sidelined until training camp at the earliest after undergoing surgery on his toe.

Saints not interested in QB Russell

Posted May 09, 2010 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
Sean Payton has shot down the talk that the Saints might be interested in signing former No. 1 overall draft choice JaMarcus Russell.

Patriots' 2011 draft choice upgraded

Posted May 09, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The 2011 conditional draft choice that the Patriots received in the September trade of TE David Thomas to New Orleans has been upgraded from a seventh-round pick to a sixth-rounder, ESPN.com reports.

Saints sign Evans to richest deal ever for interior lineman

Posted May 05, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Saints have signed restricted free-agent OG Jahri Evans to the richest contract ever for an interior offensive lineman, NFL.com and ESPN are reporting.

Sharper agrees to one-year deal with Saints

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
FS Darren Sharper has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to reports.

DEA investigating alleged theft of pain pills by Saints staffer

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 12:51 a.m. ET
The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating allegations made against a Saints senior staff member for theft of prescription Vicodin pills from the team's training headquarters.

Young players will battle for Saints’ SLB job

Posted May 01, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
We hear the Saints expect two or three players to compete for the starting spot at strong-side linebacker, which was vacated when Scott Fujita signed with the Browns earlier this offseason.

2010 draft choices by team: Saints

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 NFL draft.

Saints snag potential replacements for OLT Brown, TE Shockey

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
The Saints' second-round pick of USC OT Charles Brown will only ramp up speculation that they will trade OLT Jammal Brown this offseason or let him walk after 2010.

Saints add even more depth at corner by drafting Robinson

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 12:08 a.m. ET
This is the second consecutive year New Orleans has used its first-round pick on a cornerback, and at first glance it doesn't fill any of its needs.

2010 schedule won't thrill Saints

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
If the NFL draft is Christmas, then the league’s schedule release date must be Thanksgiving. Except maybe if you’re the Saints.

Saints will host Vikings in regular-season opener

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced during a chat on NFL.com that the Saints will host the Vikings to open the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 9.

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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