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Zach Strief | Tackle | #64

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 320
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (210) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Saints RT Zach Strief has agreed to a restructured contract.
He's getting a well-deserved raise. Per Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, Strief's base salary for 2017 has been increased from $1 million to $1.7 million while his per game roster bonus was bumped up from $1.4 million to $1.7 million. Strief started every game at right tackle last season while earning PFF's No. 10 tackle grade out of 76 qualifiers. May 26 - 3:46 PM

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The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports "there have been positive signs" of RT Zach Strief remaining with the Saints.

32-year-old Strief has been a rumored cap cut, but 2015 first-rounder Andrus Peat's disappointing rookie season should save Strief's job. Strief only costs $3.5 million in salary and bonuses and is coming off a strong run-blocking year.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 11:07:00 AM

Saints RT Zach Strief said he's playing for New Orleans or nobody in 2016.

Strief is signed through 2018, but is a candidate to be released or replaced in the starting lineup. He said he's fine being a backup if the Saints go that direction, but the 32-year-old has no intentions of playing elsewhere. Through 16 weeks, Strief is Pro Football Focus' No. 21 tackle, excelling as a run blocker.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Saints RT Zach Strief was forced from New Orleans' Week 11 game against the Bengals with a concussion.

It's been an injury-plagued season for Drew Brees' right tackle, but he'd yet to miss a game. Strief should be considered week to week. Bryce Harris is filling in.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Saints re-signed RT Zach Strief to a five-year, $20.5 million contract.

Strief, who gets $8.5 million guaranteed, was our No. 2 tackle still available behind only Donald Penn. The 30-year-old veteran is coming off his best NFL season, as he started 15 games for the Saints while allowing just four sacks and five quarterback hits. The re-signing is excellent news for Drew Brees, as the 6'7/320 Strief has emerged as an elite pass blocker. He'll bookend with exciting left tackle prospect Terron Armstead.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Free agent RT Zach Strief is still expected to re-sign with the Saints.

Strief's deal was put on the back burner, but he's likely had a handshake deal with the Saints for a while now. The 30-year-old pass protection specialist already declined a visit from an interested Dolphins team. CBS' Jason La Canfora says the sides are now "getting close."
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Free agent RT Zach Strief is expected to re-sign with the Saints.

Strief passed on visiting the Dolphins, and's Ian Rapoport reports there's "mutual interest" in a new deal in New Orleans. Miami would have been his first visit. He'll likely re-up with the Saints sometime in the next 24 hours.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Free agent RT Zach Strief has declined to visit the Dolphins.

According to the Miami Herald, there was "no explanation given." He reportedly expects to re-sign with the Saints. He's Rotoworld's No. 3 remaining tackle.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 01:04:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have expressed interest in setting up a visit with free agent RT Zach Strief.

Strief has been unavailable this week due to a commitment at a function in Cincinnati. The 30-year-old reportedly would be interested in talking with Miami but prefers to re-sign with New Orleans. The Saints may not be able to squeeze Strief under the cap. He's a finesse blocker who excels in pass protection.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 01:56:00 PM

The Jets have reportedly inquired about free agent RT Zach Strief.

It's a fallback option in case the Jets can't retain free agent Austin Howard. Strief has handled himself fairly well as the Saints starting right tackle for the last three years, but will turn 31 years old in September. Howard is both younger and better.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 07:32:00 PM

The Saints had preliminary contract talks with free agent RT Zach Strief at the Combine.

"There is a mutual interest to get something done on both sides, and we had a good meeting and discussions," were the words of Strief's agent. ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett opined earlier this month that there was a "strong chance" Strief walked, but believes last weekend's talks were a "good sign." An eight-year pro who's only been a starter since 2011, Strief is going on 31, but was an asset on Drew Brees' right side last season.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 05:59:00 PM

ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett believes there's a "strong chance" impending free agent RT Zach Strief gets a more lucrative offer elsewhere.

The Saints are in a salary-cap bind of sorts this offseason and won't be able to bring everyone back. Strief made 15 starts this past season and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 overall right tackle, excelling in pass protection. Bryce Harris and Marcel Jones are possible in-house replacements for the Saints.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 12:01:00 PM

Saints RT Zach Strief (ankle) is out for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Patriots.

The severity of Strief's injury is unknown. Second-year man Bryce Harris will fill in.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Saints RT Zach Strief (groin) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Giants

Strief was upgraded to "limited" in Friday's practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday's sessions, but didn't suffer any setbacks in his return to the lineup last week. With Charles Brown (knee) ruled out, William Robinson will be forced to back-up at both tackle spots.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 08:09:00 PM

Saints RT Zach Strief (groin) is active for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

Strief has been out since suffering the injury in Week 9 against the Eagles, and the Saints are getting him back at the right time with back-up Charles Brown out with a knee injury. New Orleans declared Brown, TE David Thomas, LB Scott Shanle, DE Junior Galette, S Isa Abdul-Quddus, WR Courtney Roby, and DT Tom Johnson inactive.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 07:13:00 PM

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