Strief, a three-year veteran, is a restricted free agent (RFA). He received a one-year, $1.545 million tender, team spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed.
Strief can still sign an offer sheet with another team, but by giving him the tender the Saints retain the right to match within seven days. If they decline, they would receive a second-round draft pick as compensation.
Since Strief has started only three games since joining the Saints as a seventh-round draft pick, it’s unlikely he’ll receive an offer that would require a second-round draft pick as compensation.