Jun 11, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Parys Haralson (98) walks out on to the field during minicamp at San Francisco 49ers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Saints Trade for LB Parys Haralson


We just got a few answers about how the Saints feel about the linebacker situation. The team traded with the 49ers to acquire LB Parys Haralson for an undisclosed compensation.

The New Orleans Saints have traded for San Francisco outside linebacker Parys Haralson, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

Haralson, 29, didn’t play a down last year after a triceps tear, but hopes to help the injury-plagued Saints.

As for Haralson, he was on the roster bubble with the 49ers. His salary was already cut in the offseason, and the 49ers were reportedly shopping him around. At 29, he could bring some much needed help for the Saints, but clearly the desperation is there. Haralson has been in the NFL since 2006, and all seasons with the 49ers. The good news is, prior to 2012, Haralson played in all 16 games from 2007-2011.

I stated previously that the market for outside linebackers were scarce. The move is fairly encouraging to an extent, but the Saints can ill afford to lose anyone else. Here’s to hoping that Haralson can return to form that he was with the 49ers, what also can be said is with players like Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, and Aldon Smith catching most of the reps, you can’t exactly downplay the lack of sack production.

Is this a good move for the Saints? Let us know what you think!

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  • louisianakid1954

    I’m glad the Saints found a veteran that can come right in and do the job, good luck Saints and Parys Haralson.

  • Joey Dauphine

    The move was not good or bad. It was needed. The only thing I did not like about the trade is it is with the Niners. Remember the NFL Draft? 49ers had the most picks, took almost every young OLB/DE in the draft, and we just gave them another pick. The rich get richer, one way or another. But I understand why the trade happened. Even if Haralson was cut, the claim would go to he team with the lowest record. (HInt: not the Saints).