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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

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Manning leads Broncos past Saints

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning passed for 305 yards and three scores to lead the Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the Saints.

Saints not worked up about running game

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Saints have struggled to establish a balance between the pass and the run, but it has not prevented their offense from remaining one of the league’s highest-scoring units.

NFL files motion, wants Tagliabue to hear appeals

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
NFL lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans requesting former Paul Tagliabue be allowed to hear appeals on the Saints' bounties case.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

NFLPA files motion to recuse Tagliabue

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
The NFLPA confirmed they will make a motion to recuse former commissioner Paul Tagliabue from the Saints’ appeals hearings.

Reports: NFLPA seeks clarification from Tagliabue

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The NFLPA sent Paul Tagliabue a letter asking for clarification on his new position of hearing officer for the Saints’ players bounty appeals.

Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Chris Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins and Andy Lee as its Players of the Week.

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

Miscast Harper infects Saints' defense

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
For the Saints to continue their winning streak, PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki says SS Roman Harper must be used better.

Brees tosses four TDs, Saints hold off Buccaneers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns to pace a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Vilma activated, expected to play Sunday

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The Saints activated MLB Jonathan Vilma on Saturday, and he is expected to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Saints look to be latest 1-4 club to make playoffs

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The Saints are hoping to become the seventh team in the past 20 NFL seasons to start with a 1-4 record and make the playoffs.

Goodell appoints Tagliabue to handle Saints' appeals

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally recused himself from hearing the Saints’ bounty appeal. Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue will step in.

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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