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Saints' Zach Strief suffered MCL sprain, report says

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As if last night's Saints game was bad enough, the team will likely be without their starting right tackle for a few weeks.

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The New Orleans Saints will be without starting right tackle Zach Strief for a few weeks, according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. His Tuesday morning news stated that it’s believed that Strief has suffered a sprained MCL.

Just about anything and everything went wrong for the Saints in their season opener. Look for Bryce Harris, who has become this year's Khalif Barnes, to get a quick call this week. After Strief went down against the Vikings, the Saints used Senio Kelemete at right tackle.

Strief was reportedly wearing a visible knee brace under sweatpants on that injured left knee in post game locker interviews. No official word on the nature or extent of his injury has been revealed, but it would appear the Saints will be down another player.

The New England Patriots, who will also lool to avoid going 0-2, comes to town for a Week 2 showdown.