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!