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.
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.
Strief is inactive for Sunday's game against Carolina with a knee injury.|||||||
Charles Brown is expected to start in Strief's place.
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.
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.