The New Orleans Saints and right tackle Zach Strief have continued to express a mutual desire to keep Strief in New Orleans, according to Strief’s agent Ralph Cindrich. However, Cindrich said the Saints are not in a position to make an offer at this time, so Strief will become a free agent on Tuesday.
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.
Here's my free-agent outlook on each of them: