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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

Judge does not foresee bounty settlement

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said that the failure of the settlement talks for the bounty case was “extremely disappointing."

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Saints acquire S Bush, waive S Amaya

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Saints have claimed S Rafael Bush off waivers from the Broncos and waived S Jonathon Amaya.

PK Kasay among Saints' final cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Saints cut 22 players from their active roster on Friday, including veteran PK John Kasay.

Goodell focuses on prohibition of bounties in letter to fans

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans on Friday and put an emphasis on keeping bounties out of football. 

Saints cut DT Ayodele, QB McCown

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The Saints waived 13 players and terminated the contracts of vested veterans DT Remi Ayodele and QB Luke McCown.

Packers release DE Hargrove

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Packers have released DE Anthony Hargrove, the club announced Friday.

Saints' Kromer has respect of players

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While Aaron Kromer is only the Saints’ interim interim head coach, our sources do not anticipate he will have much of a problem gaining respect from players.

Saints made right choice in selecting Kromer

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
The Saints showed good judgment in selecting a fill-in for suspended head coach Sean Payton for the second time this offseason.

Saints name Kromer interim coach during Vitt's absence

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will be the Saints’ head coach for the first six games of the regular season while Joe Vitt is suspended, the team said Wednesday.

Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick.

Report: Saints sign WR Camarillo

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
A league source said the Saints signed free-agent WR Greg Camarillo on Sunday.

Saints lose backup LB Chamberlain

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
A Saints LB corps already facing a season without the suspended Jonathan Vilma has suffered a further blow with the loss of backup LB Chris Chamberlain.

NFLPA challenges Goodell's bounty case declaration

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed documents in court disputing Roger Goodell's claim he was prepared to discipline "bountygate" players back in March.

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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