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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

Q&A with Saints QB Drew Brees

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees spoke with reporters on Thursday about how it feels to be considered an "underdog" in the Super Bowl, and he described his close-knit relationship with head coach Sean Payton.

Report: Contract extension in works for Brees

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The Saints are expected to reward QB Drew Brees for his stellar play later this year with a contract extension.

Carney serves as generous mentor to Hartley

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
One of the most productive kickers in NFL history found himself in an interesting situation late in the NFC championship game. With a Super Bowl berth on the line, the Saints were setting themselves up to kick a potential game-winning ...

Bush hopes to break long punt return

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints PR Reggie Bush and Colts P Pat McAfee and his punt-coverage team in the fourth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Saints' Bush has endured growing pains

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush has had an up-and-down career to date, but head coach Sean Payton believes his knowledge of the offense has improved. Read Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook.

Q&A with Saints FS Darren Sharper

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
FS Darren Sharper doesn't think the Saints' defense is "dirty," but he admits it might be a bit grimy.

Smith squares off vs. Johnson and Manning

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:58 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints DE Will Smith and Colts OLT Charlie Johnson in the third of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Q&A with Saints MLB Jonathan Vilma

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Saints MLB Jonathan Vilma discussed the matchup with the Colts and being traded by the Jets in 2008 with the media on Tuesday.

Greer battles, but Wayne is tough assignment

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints CB Jabari Greer and Colts WR Reggie Wayne in the second of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Super Bowl game preview: Saints vs. Colts

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchups for Super Bowl XLIV, analyzing what to look for when each team has the ball, as well as special teams. We also rate which team has the edge at each position, in addition to five ...

Super Bowl XLIV matchup tidbits

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for Super Bowl XLIV.

Will Freeney's bad ankle equalize matchup?

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints OLT Jermon Bushrod and Colts DRE Dwight Freeney in the first of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

League admits officiating error, fines Saints' McCray

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
The NFL has admitted that a hit on Brett Favre on a play that resulted in a key interception in the NFC championship game should have drawn a penalty flag, according to ESPN.com. Coincidentally, the league announced Friday that ...

The patron Saint

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
For years Archie Manning was the Saints' only hope, a primo competitor who could create downfield action, naturally dynamic that way, delivering the ball right on, but he was placed in command of a perpetual expansion team.

Twelfth man ended up haunting Vikings

Posted Jan. 26, 2010 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
It's hard to tell which 12th man was more of a factor in Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Saints: the raucous, roaring, ebbing-and-flowing sea of black and gold in the Superdome or the extra man who was ...

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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