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.