Although he missed last season with a torn triceps injury, linebacker Parys Haralson was an effective member of the San Francisco 49er’s defense in 2011.
But with added depth and player improvement, Haralson, who restructured his contract to stay with the Niners may be a cap casualty as the 49ers are reportedly looking to trade the veteran linebacker.
Per CSN Bay Area:
The 49ers are shopping veteran outside linebacker Parys Haralson to teams around the league ahead of the deadline for the first round of NFL cuts, sources told CSNBayArea.com on Monday.
The 49ers believe they have good depth at the outside linebacker position behind starters Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks. A year ago, the 49ers kept just three outside linebackers on the roster after Haralson was lost for the season due a torn triceps.
If no trade is made, it’s possible the Niners may release the former Vol.
Haralson came on strong during his first few years in the league, despite being a fifth round draft pick as he lead both the 49ers and the rest of the NFC West in sacks in 2008 with eight.
Injuries and a lack of role have diminished his effectiveness in recent seasons though and it appears he could be on his way out.