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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

Wilkerson agrees to one-year deal with Saints

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
DE Jimmy Wilkerson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to reports.

Ayodele ready to compete for Saints' starting NT job

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
After starting 13 games last season, Saints DT Remi Ayodele told PFW he plans on re-earning the starting nose tackle job in 2010.

Saints' Bushrod, Thomas sign tenders

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints OT Jermon Bushrod and TE David Thomas signed their RFA tenders Tuesday.

Saints re-sign OT Strief

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Saints locked up a key backup on their offensive line Monday, re-signing restricted free-agent OT Zach Strief.

Reports: Ex-Bears DE Brown to join Saints

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Saints made their first significant free-agent addition of the offseason Wednesday, reportedly signing former Bears DE Alex Brown.

Saints DT Hargrove signs tender

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Saints DT Anthony Hargrove has signed his restricted free-agent tender and will return to the team in 2010, the club announced Monday.

Position change for Saints CB Jenkins unlikely

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
While the Saints might have to replace FS Darren Sharper next season, we hear the team is not eager to move CB Malcolm Jenkins to free safety in order to fill the void.

Saints not handcuffed by defensive needs

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
While the Saints' most pressing needs are on defense, team observers say plucking an eventual replacement for TE Jeremy Shockey shouldn't be ruled out.

Saints allow RB Bell to sign with Eagles

Posted March 24, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. ET
The Saints have decided not to match the Eagles' offer to restricted free-agent RB Mike Bell, allowing him to join Philadelphia.

Saints GM Loomis addresses contract talks with Sharper

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Saints GM Mickey Loomis responded to free-agent FS Darren Sharper's comments from earlier this week at a press conference Friday.

Saints still looking to fill D-line holes

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Saints are still looking for players to fill roles on their defensive line, but the free-agent pickings are getting slim.

Saints re-sign Prioleau

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Saints re-signed backup S Pierson Prioleau to a one-year deal and are having "positive" discussions with free-agent S Darren Sharper about a new deal.

Saints to cut DE Grant on Friday

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Saints trimmed two players from their roster Thursday and will cut another on Friday.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Reports: Saints tender Bell, Evans

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 7:54 a.m. ET
The Saints have placed the highest tender on OG Jahri Evans after RB Mike Bell received the lowest tender.

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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