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Zach Line | Running Back | #42

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 233
College: Southern Methodist
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Saints signed FB Zach Line.
Line was among the Saints' final cuts during training camp. He'll fill in for John Kuhn (biceps), who was placed on injured reserve last week. Oct 4 - 5:52 PM

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Saints released FB Zach Line.

He was only on the team for 10 days. John Kuhn will continue to function as the Saints' fullback.
Sep 2 - 3:09 PM

Saints signed FB Zach Line.

Line spent the last two years as Adrian Peterson's lead blocker in Minnesota. He had offseason hip surgery, but is fully recovered. With John Kuhn the favorite for fullback duties, Line is likely just training camp depth.
Aug 23 - 4:35 PM

Free agent FB Zach Line is visiting the Jets on Wednesday.

Line is recovering from a hip scope but is expected to be ready for OTAs. He spent the first four seasons of his career as Adrian Peterson's lead blocker.
Source: SNY
Mar 15 - 9:15 AM

Impending free agent FB Zach Line underwent hip cleanup surgery after the season.

It sounds like a minor scope. Line is still on crutches but should be ready for a mostly-normal offseason. Line was in on 211 snaps as a lead blocker last season. He has five touchdowns over the past three years.
Feb 17 - 10:26 AM

The Vikings tendered an offer to restricted free agent FB Zach Line.

He's undoubtedly been tendered at the "low" level, $1.6 million. A 2013 undrafted free agent, Line emerged as the Vikings' lead blocker last season, playing 223 snaps.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Vikings waived FB Zach Line.

The move clears a roster spot for Joe Banyard. Line will likely be signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Vikings RB Zach Line underwent shoulder surgery during his "redshirt" rookie season.

Line was placed on I.R. with a September knee injury, but took the opportunity to have his shoulder repaired. A favorite of measurables-based football metrics sites, Line stands 6-foot, 232 and ran 4.65 at his Pro Day. He's been compared to Mike Alstott. Line is a player to monitor during his first full NFL offseason as a potential in-house replacement for free agent Toby Gerhart at No. 2 tailback.
Source: SI.com
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Vikings placed FB Zach Line on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Line's exact "injury" is unclear, though conveniently timed as it clears a roster spot for FB Jerome Felton, who comes off suspension Monday. An undrafted free agent, Line ends his rookie year having played 68 snaps.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Vikings signed SMU H-back Zach Line.

Line (6-foot 1/2, 232) earned 2012 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior and was a versatile workhorse in June Jones' spread offense throughout his career, rushing 778 times for 4,185 yards (5.38 YPC) and 47 touchdowns. He caught 75 passes. Line runs 4.77 with a 9-foot-3 broad jump, so he lacks explosive measurables. A hybrid fullback/tailback, Line may follow a similar career path to Brian Leonard.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 09:49:00 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Greco
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz