Parys Haralson LB NO 3 Months
Saints acquired OLB Parys Haralson from the 49ers in exchange for undisclosed compensation.
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. Meanwhile, the 49ers are loaded with pass rushers. They have Cam Johnson and rookie Corey Lemonier coming off highly impressive preseasons behind Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks.
Parys Haralson LB NO 3 Months
CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are shopping OLB Parys Haralson.
It's an indication Haralson will be cut if the 49ers can't find a trade partner. An eight-year veteran, Haralson agreed to slash his 2013 salary from $2.67 million to $1.15 million in March. Haralson missed all of 2012 with a torn triceps.
Parys Haralson LB NO 9 Months
49ers OLB Parys Haralson agreed to a pay cut, slashing his 2013 salary from $2.57 million to $1.3 million.
Haralson has the ability to earn another $400,000 through incentives. The 29-year-old missed the entire 2012 season with a torn triceps muscle, and he was squarely on the roster bubble with the inflated salary. Haralson has 21.5 career sacks, and he'll be a free agent after the 2013 season.
Parys Haralson LB NO 10 Months
49ers OLB Parys Haralson (triceps surgery) is expected to be a full participant in offseason workouts.
After recording two sacks in 2011, Haralson missed the 2012 season when he tore his left triceps lifting weights in the preseason. Although his return could theoretically add pass-rushing depth to a 49ers roster that needs it, beat writer Matt Maiocco wonders if Haralson might be cut due to a $2.57 million salary.
Parys Haralson LB NO 11 Months
49ers OLB Parys Haralson, who was placed on injured reserve September 3, has resumed lifting weights after tearing his left triceps in the preseason.
Coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't describe the injury after it happened, but Haralson told CSN Bay Area the extent. He expects to return by OTAs or minicamp. Due a $2.57 million salary in 2013, however, Haralson may be an offseason cap casualty. Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith are locked in as starters ahead of him.
Parys Haralson LB NO Sep 03 '12
49ers placed OLB Parys Haralson on injured reserve, ending his season.
Coach Jim Harbaugh has declined to reveal the extent of this injury, but it's reportedly to Haralson's arm. Haralson lost his starting job to Aldon Smith, but he was still expected to play a major role off the bench, allowing Smith to rush from defensive end in nickel packages. The 49ers signed Clark Haggans as insurance, although he may be facing a three-game suspension. Haralson turns 29 in January and is owed a $2.57 million base salary next year. He may have played his final snap with the 49ers.
Parys Haralson LB NO Feb 29 '12
49ers OLB Parys Haralson is expected to lose his starting job in 2012.
Haralson is a proficient edge-setting outside 'backer, but he's a mediocre pass rusher and the Niners want Aldon Smith on the field as an every-down player. Look for Haralson to play on running downs going forward, seening something like 30-40 percent of the snaps. Smith and Ahmad Brooks will be the starters.
Parys Haralson LB NO Oct 16 '11
49ers OLB Parys Haralson was forced from Sunday's game in the second half with a hamstring injury.
Haralson's day is likely done with just nine minutes left in the game. Impressive rookie pass rusher Aldon Smith will likely be a full-time player the rest of the way.
Parys Haralson LB NO Sep 13 '11
The 49ers are still starting Parys Haralson, but pulling him out on nickel downs in favor of first-round pick Aldon Smith.
Haralson still racked up four tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles against Seattle in Week 1, so he's making plenty of impact. Smith worked at right defensive end on nickel downs, but registered no statistics. If Smith can't generate more pressure, the Niners may have to rethink limiting Haralson.
Parys Haralson LB NO Aug 20 '11
49ers OLB Parys Haralson is likely to lose his starting job to rookie Aldon Smith before the season.
Haralson struggled against the run and his sack numbers dipped for a third straight year last season, but he's shown leadership by personally tutoring Smith on how to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Haralson's $1.85 million base salary is manageable, so he figures to stick as the Niners' third outside linebacker. The starters will be Smith and Ahmad Brooks.