Saints & Zach Strief Have “Mututal Interest” On New Contract
Ralph Cindrich, the agent for free agent offensive tackle Zach Strief of the New Orleans Saints, says that there is "mutual interest" on a new deal between the two sides.
The 30-year old Strief has played his entire 8-year NFL career with the Saints since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Northwestern.
The 6-foot-7, 320-ponder served primarily as a back-up in his first five seasons, starting only seven overall games, before starting 38 games over the past three seasons as the right tackle, including 15 in 2013.
Strief, who allowed only three quarterback sacks last season, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 11, after making a base salary of $2.23 million a season ago.
The Saints were recently estimated to be carrying a cap figure of about $125 million, while early projections for the 2014 salary cap are at approximately $130 million.