Aug 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (2) has a punt blocked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson (98) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. San Francisco won the game 15-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers trade Parys Haralson to New Orleans Saints


On a San Francisco 49ers team loaded with pass rushers (and honestly, loaded just about everywhere), there didn’t seem to be any room for linebacker Parys Haralson. Instead of facing the chopping block, the New Orlean Saints acquired him on Monday.

From the San Jose Mecury News:

Haralson bid farewell to his teammates in the locker room and declined to speak with reporters.

“He was a good mentor, taught me a lot and best of luck to him in New Orleans,” Aldon Smith said.

It’s was not immediately known what the 49ers got in return for the eighth-year veteran.

The 49ers will meet Haralson again, should he make the team. San Francisco will be in New Orleans on November 17th.

Rotoworld reports that the 49ers will receive “undisclosed compensation.” In a different light, they don’t expect the linebacker to aid the Saints who are struggling at pass rush, especially after losing Will Smith last weekend.

The Saints are the most desperate team in football when it comes to pass rushers, and this move just confirms it. The 49ers were going to cut Haralson. 29 years old, Haralson didn’t play a down last season due to a triceps tear, and hasn’t registered more than five sacks in any campaign since 2008. He’s a long shot to help New Orleans.

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  • loverpoint

    The 49ers were not going to cut him. The just asked him to take a pay cut and he did. This preseason Haralson has been playing very well. I wanted the 49ers to keep him. It will be interesting who the 49ers keep as a backup OLB.

    It is interesting that just weeks ago Jim Harbaugh had said; ” He wished he had not put Parys Haralson on the PUP, he would have been very helpful when Aldon Smith hurt his shoulder “

  • deez nuts

    This whole team sucks. Trade em all.. they might win something this year…