Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - The San Francisco 49ers have traded
linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an
undisclosed 2014 draft pick.
Haralson appeared in 86 games with 68 starts in seven seasons with the 49ers.
He registered 295 tackles with 21 1/2 sacks, four fumble recoveries and three
forced fumbles with San Francisco.
The 29-year-old Tennessee product missed the entire 2012 season with a torn
"Parys has been a consummate professional throughout his seven years as a
49er," said San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke in a statement Tuesday.
"His leadership, work ethic and dedication to our organization, and the Bay
Area community, have provided a great example for our locker room. We would
like to thank Parys for his many contributions on and off the field and wish
him the very best."
The Saints are apparently in need of an outside linebacker after reports
indicated that Will Smith suffered a torn ACL this past weekend.
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