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Strief signs tender with Saints

On what has been an extremely quiet day in the NFC South, there finally is a bit of news.

The Saints just announced that offensive lineman Zach Strief has signed his tender as a restricted free agent. Not a real big surprise because Strief isn't the kind of guy that was going to draw much attention around the league. But it means the Saints will keep continuity and depth on their offensive line. Strief was a valuable backup last season and even was used as the starting left tackle briefly last season when Jermon Bushrod, who was playing for an injured Jammal Brown, was struggling.

The deadline for other teams to make offers to restricted free agents is Thursday.