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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

Former DT Kennedy says Goodell, NFL lied

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Former DT Jimmy Kennedy released a statement through the NFLPA saying Roger Goodell lied about Kennedy being a "whistleblower."

Judge orders Goodell to produce bounty-related documents

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
A federal magistrate judge has ordered Roger Goodell to provide the court with documents related to the league's bounty investigation of the Saints.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Saints still looking to FS Jenkins for spark

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
The Saints could not be more pleased with Malcolm Jenkins’ leadership, but he and other Saints defenders are going to have to start playing more opportunistically.

Players appeal reissued 'Bountygate' suspensions

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The four players who received suspensions in the 'Bountygate' incidents have filed appeals with the NFL, according to multiple reports.

Goodell reaffirms bounty suspensions

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed suspensions to the players allegedly involved in the Saints’ bounty program, with some adjustments.

Goodell's letter to Browns LB Fujita

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced Scott Fuijta's bounty suspension from three games to one. Here's the letter he wrote to Fujita.

Goodell's letter to Saints LB Vilma

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
NFL commissoner Roger Goodell reaffirmed Saints LB Jonathan Vilma's season-long suspension. Here's Goodell's letter to Vilma.

Goodell's letter to Saints DE Smith

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed Saints DE Will Smith's four-game suspension. Here's a letter Goodell wrote to Smith.

Goodell's letter to free-agent DE Hargrove

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced DE Anthony Hargrove's suspension from eight games to seven for his role in the Saints' bounty program.

'Bountygate' needs to be put to bed

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
It's time for Roger Goodell to put an end to the "Bountygate" mess and announce there will be no player suspensions.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Saints get first win on Brees' record-breaking night

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record and the Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the Chargers on Sunday night.

Brees breaks Unitas' touchdown record

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass on Sunday night.

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

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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