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Saints News, 3/7/14: Zach Strief To Test The Market In Free Agency

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Strief's agent tweeted today that New Orleans "is not in a position to make an offer at this time," so Zach will become a free agent on Tuesday where he will be allowed to test the open market to see what teams are willing to pay for his blocking services. Could his former position coach Aaron Kromer in Chicago make a play for him? Seems like the Saints want him back but aren't in a salary cap position right now where they'd be able to go ahead and re-sign him before free agency begins.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a> tackle Zach Strief will become a free agent, his agent just told me over email.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/441991962954985472">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Strief and the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a> wanted the tackle to return to the team, but <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nola&amp;src=hash">#nola</a> isn&#39;t in a position to make an offer, the agent said.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/441992222674677760">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>With the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> being cash strapped, expect Zach Strief, Brian de la Puente and Malcolm Jenkins to all hit FA come next week.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/441994078272491520">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL starting tomorrow at 2 pm teams are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations w/ unrestricted free agents. (March 8-10)</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/442035351813517312">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> free agency contracts cannot be executed with a new club until 1:00 p.m, Phx time on Tuesday, March 11.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/442035834921836544">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hanging out w some of the kids at LEARN Charter Academy in Chicago and they&#39;re showing me a new dance… <a href="http://t.co/GYQkjQY9Ej">http://t.co/GYQkjQY9Ej</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/442038924240637954">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>80 NFL team reps attended, incl. Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, Pittsburgh&#39;s Dick LeBeau &amp; Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. <a href="http://t.co/YrqOl5p1jh">pic.twitter.com/YrqOl5p1jh</a></p>&mdash; Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) <a href="https://twitter.com/BuckeyeNotes/statuses/442038519800676352">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Do you look at stats or do you watch film? Stats can lie to you to a certain degree but man that film NEVER lies!</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/442038188836519936">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Watch the tape! You&#39;ll get all your answers right there</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/442038918578323456">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A dude can get 6 picks and he a ballhawk not really hell the QB prolly threw 5 of em right to him all he gotta do is catch it like a punt</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/442039650195369984">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Shooting some hoops w the youngsters at LEARN Charter Academy ican_foundation <a href="http://t.co/C6ih44a9Js">http://t.co/C6ih44a9Js</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/442030276701855744">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> with my Godson. Nice pic! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23heisman&amp;src=hash">#heisman</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23rolltide&amp;src=hash">#rolltide</a> ! <a href="http://t.co/p37z55QwVQ">pic.twitter.com/p37z55QwVQ</a></p>&mdash; David Trigiani (@DavidTrigiani) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidTrigiani/statuses/441680069426020352">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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DAMN! THAT BOY LOOKS SCARY!^^^

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>At dinner tonight with former Alabama Heisman Trophy winner and current New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram <a href="http://t.co/SBFmP3TVto">pic.twitter.com/SBFmP3TVto</a></p>&mdash; Eli Gold (@EliGoldBama) <a href="https://twitter.com/EliGoldBama/statuses/441421441997627392">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FBF&amp;src=hash">#FBF</a> Flash back Friday!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/BUSportsinfo">@BUSportsinfo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BloomsburgU">@BloomsburgU</a> <a href="http://t.co/H8aXHmRE9Q">pic.twitter.com/H8aXHmRE9Q</a></p>&mdash; JAHRIEVANS (@J_7TRE_E) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_7TRE_E/statuses/442022905208393728">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/WWE">@WWE</a>&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/NatbyNature">@NatbyNature</a> talks about <a href="https://twitter.com/WrestleMania">@WrestleMania</a> in New Orleans on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/sqH8k68JW5">http://t.co/sqH8k68JW5</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/442015131791527937">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Video: My thoughts on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> releasing Lance Moore and his future prospects <a href="http://t.co/CtekkvpoMG">http://t.co/CtekkvpoMG</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/442011208649297920">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My farewell to <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> with video of his 2 point score in the Super Bowl and his Hingle McCringleberry dance: <a href="http://t.co/EIxwf4UFq1">http://t.co/EIxwf4UFq1</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/442010228540715008">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Moore another tough but logical cut for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/cIgYuYNdcA">http://t.co/cIgYuYNdcA</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/442010709035978752">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> gave a pep talk to <a href="https://twitter.com/HarryConnickJR">@HarryConnickJR</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/AmericanIdol">@AmericanIdol</a> last night VIDEO: <a href="http://t.co/sbP94ixH0F">http://t.co/sbP94ixH0F</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/442000023552016384">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good stuff today with <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Fritolay">@fritolay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/WinnDixie">@winndixie</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/feedingAL">@feedingal</a> --packing food for hungry children in AL <a href="http://t.co/i73g3MxmTr">pic.twitter.com/i73g3MxmTr</a></p>&mdash; Raskin-DBA-TLA (@THEAGENCYSPORTS) <a href="https://twitter.com/THEAGENCYSPORTS/statuses/441991044616695808">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Zach Strief&#39;s agent Ralph Cindrich said Strief, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have both expressed desire to keep him in NOLA. ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/441991290344206336">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a>: Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years. Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!"U tha man. Gonna miss having u around</p>&mdash; Justin Drescher (@jdrescher88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jdrescher88/statuses/441986764060635136">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s official as the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> released WR Lance Moore, according to the NFL transaction wire.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/442051224276176896">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Zach Strief will become free agent - ESPN
That’s not a huge surprise, since the Saints are obviously looking to control costs as much as possible this offseason while being slammed tight against the salary cap. As I’ve written before, I think they’d like to have Strief back at the right price. But he could certainly wind up elsewhere if another team is willing to outbid them.

Strief will hit free agency, agent says | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Right tackle Zach Strief wanted to remain with the New Orleans Saints, and the team wanted to keep him. But New Orleans "is not in a position to make an offer at this time," and he will hit free agency on March 11, says his agent Ralph Cindrich.

Lance Moore another tough but logical cut for New Orleans Saints - ESPN
It seems cold and callous to suggest that the New Orleans Saints will be OK after releasing longtime receiver Lance Moore. I felt the same way last m

Saints Release Lance Moore in Cap Saving Move | March | 2014 Articles

Makes sense to shop Lance Moore, Pierre Thomas - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- It makes perfect sense for the New Orleans Saints to be shopping running back Pierre Thomas and receiver Lance Moore as possible trad

Source: New Orleans Saints offer low tender to RFA Rafael Bush - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints made a qualifying offer to restricted free-agent safety Rafael Bush at the lowest tender level of $1.4 million, according to a

Free-agent wish list: No. 1 Cornerback - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The NFL’s free agent market is suddenly being flooded with former Pro Bowl cornerbacks -- which is a great thing for the New Orleans Saints. I

Free-agency primer: Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
.Key free agents: TE Jimmy Graham (franchised), RT Zach Strief, C Brian de la Puente, S Malcolm Jenkins, OLB Parys Haralson, WR Robert Meachem Where

Lance Moore to be released by New Orleans Saints - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints will release wide receiver Lance Moore on Friday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Lance Moore likely cut by Saints; RBs Thomas, Sproles on block? - CBSSports.com
Lance Moore tweeted goodbye to New Orleans and is likely cut. Meanwhile, Saints running backs Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles are reportedly on the block.

Why hasn’t Graham filed a grievance? | ProFootballTalk
Last month, it was reported that Saints tight end Jimmy Graham would file an "immediate grievance" if tagged as a tight end and not a receiver. It's been four days since the NFL's Management Council applied the tight end version of the tag to Graham.

Lance Moore Released By New Orleans Saints - NFL Spin Zone - A General NFL Blog providing you all the NFL News, Rumors, Updates, and National Football League News.
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) scores a touchdown after making a catch against the Philadelphia Eagl

Lions could go after WR Lance Moore, who expects to be cut by Saints | The Detroit News
Lance Moore, who spent the past nine seasons with the Saints, tweeted a goodbye to New Orleans on Friday morning, indicating he would be cut. The Lions are desperate for wide receiver help, and new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi spent the past seven seasons with Moore in New Orleans.

Drew Brees gave Harry Connick Jr. a video shout-out on "American Idol" Thursday night
Harry Connick Jr. joked on Twitter that Drew Brees wants him to join the New Orleans Saints

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Darren Sharper, WTF!?

Police: Sharper told witnesses sex was non-consensual
A hearing is scheduled in Los Angeles on whether Sharper should be extradited to Louisiana

Darren Sharper associate, Erik Nunez, gets bond set at $400,000 | NOLA.com
The man accused with Darren Sharper of raping two women, self-identified NFL event promoter Erik Nunez, got a bond set at $400,000 at a court hearing Friday.

Darren Sharper returns to court Friday, seeks release from jail | NOLA.com
Darren Sharper will return to court on Friday where his attorneys will argue that the former NFL All-Pro safety should be released from a Los Angeles jail. Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.

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NFL News

Desmond Bryant fully cleared after heart procedure | ProFootballTalk
Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant saw his 2013 season come to an end after 12 games because of a persistent irregular heartbeat. The condition required him to undergo a cardiac ablation in December to correct the issue and the team said he was expected back at 100 percent for the 2014 season.