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RT Zach Strief apologized to Drew Brees for hit that injured shoulder

Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief (64) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief (64) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While quarterback Drew Brees dodged a major scare when he found out he didn't have a torn rotator cuff, right tackle Zach Strief still wants it to be known that he feels pretty bad.

According to Christopher Dabe of The Times-Picayune, Strief actually apologized to Brees for the hit that injured the quarterback's shoulder on Sunday.

"It's your biggest fear as a lineman, especially with a guy like that, is letting him down," Strief told The Times-Picayune. "I wouldn't be telling anybody anything new or secretive if I told you it was me. I said sorry, and of course (Brees) handled it the way you'd expect."

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"You're letting your guy down and your team down and it's disappointing," Strief said.

Obviously, Strief has plenty of motivation after allowing two sack-strips to defensive end Jacquies Smith. It's a wait-and-see game at this point on Brees' status, as fans hold out hope that their star quarterback can play in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.

(h/t The Times-Picayune)