New Orleans Saints RT Zach Strief announces retirement

New Orleans Saints RT Zach Strief announces retirement

The Vikings have allegedly reached out to veteran Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has yet to sign an extension with the team. No matter what Brees' plans are, it doesn't hurt a free agent to see what their value is to other teams.

Strief was a rookie in 2006 when the team went to the NFC Championship game, only to fall one win shy of a Super Bowl.

If the Vikings pursue Brees too much and he ends up signing with New Orleans again, they may miss out on Kirk Cousins.

Monday is when teams officially can tamper with free agents, and Wednesday is when players officially can sign contracts.

Quarterback Drew Brees is a New Orleans institution as the face of the Saints, but other teams have reportedly inquired about his availability.

The Saints offensive tackle on Monday announced his retirement from the National Football League after spending his entire 12-season career in New Orleans.

The Vikings are looking to replace three free agent quarterbacks in Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater.

But we've reached the point on the clock where simply chalking up Brees' Saints return as a fait accompli is a unsafe proposition.

That willingness to play one year at a time has been Brees' version of a hometown discount. I can add, so have the other QB-needy teams.

Florio also made a surprise appearance on KFAN Sports Radio on Friday and offered more insight, stating he believes Brees and the Saints are having a "miscommunication" and that it's becoming realistic that Brees could become available. It is now March 9, five days until Brees's contract expires and the $18 million in dead money hits the Saints, and no deal has been agreed on.