Saints place Zach Strief on injured reserve

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The Saints got right tackle Zach Strief back in the lineup for last Sunday’s game against the Dolphins in London, but they won’t have him in the lineup when they return from their Week Five bye.

The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Saints have placed Strief on injured reserve. Strief had missed two games with a knee injury before returning against the Dolphins, but he didn’t make it through the game before getting hurt again and will now miss at least the next eight weeks.

Left tackle Terron Armstead has yet to play this season after offseason shoulder surgery, but returned to practice last week before landing on the inactive list. If he’s ready to go for Week Six, first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk would likely start in Strief’s place.

The Saints also waived linebacker Ben Heeney and released defensive lineman Kendall Langford, which leaves them with three roster spots to fill. They worked out veteran linebacker Gerald Hodges on Tuesday.

2 responses to “Saints place Zach Strief on injured reserve

  1. Should retire while he can still barely walk – he’s done very well (for 12 seasons) as a 7th round (210th) pick, and could theoretically make it back in Dec, but that won’t be 100%, and even before this injury hit he was already playing banged-up (MCL, same knee). He is under contract one more season, but most of that is just roster bonus and the team might even release him – he turns 35 next Sept, having earned over $26M thus far.

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