Clark Haggans LB SF Nov 25 '78

Free agent OLB Clark Haggans is not considering retirement.

Haggans turned 36 last month and wrapped up his thirteenth season in the NFL, his first with the 49ers. Haggans appeared in just nine games due to a shoulder injury and three-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest. He has 46.5 career sacks, playing strictly in 3-4 defenses.

Clark Haggans LB SF Sep 27 '78

49ers LB Clark Haggans was forced from San Francisco's Week 15 game against the Patriots with a shoulder injury and will not return.

A 13-year veteran, Haggans has been limited to special teams in San Francisco. He's notched just two tackles in seven games.

Clark Haggans LB SF Jun 30 '78

49ers OLB Clark Haggans has been suspended three games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The suspension stems from a 2011 DUI arrest. It's certainly not a big loss for the 49ers defense, as Haggans didn't player in either of the first two games. He's eligible to return Oct. 8, after the 49ers play the Bills.

Clark Haggans LB SF Jun 13 '78

49ers signed OLB Clark Haggans, formerly of the Cardinals.

Per the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows, Haggans is facing a possible three-game suspension, likely stemming from his 2011 DUI. If discipline is handed down promptly, Haggans could open the year on San Francisco's reserve-suspended list, and not cost the team a roster spot. Though Haggans' pass-rush ability has evaporated at age 35, he can still set the edge in run defense.

Clark Haggans LB SF Jun 13 '78

The 49ers are expected to sign free agent OLB Clark Haggans on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Haggans was released by the Cardinals on Friday. The Niners are badly in need of depth at the position with only Parys Haralson on the depth chart behind starters Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks. Neither rookie drafted in April - Darius Fleming (PUP) and Cam Johnson (Practice Squad) - has panned out thus far.

Clark Haggans LB SF Jun 12 '78

Cardinals waived or released OLB Clark Haggans, CB Crezdon Butler, LB Antonio Coleman, S Blake Gideon, DT Ricky Lumpkin, LB Colin Parker, CB Larry Parker, LB Quan Sturdivant, DE Ronald Talley and DE Everrette Thompson.

A 16-game starter last season, Haggans will be replaced O'Brien Schofield in the starting lineup. Quentin Groves has beaten him out for a roster spot.

Clark Haggans LB SF May 05 '78

Cardinals OLB Clark Haggans said he's unsure if he'll face league discipline stemming from his 2011 DUI.

The incident occurred during the lockout, which might put Haggans in the clear. He did serve jail time in Pennsylvania this summer after pleading guilty to "extreme DUI." Haggans projects as the Cards' primary backup behind Sam Acho and O'Brien Schofield at outside linebacker this season.

Clark Haggans LB SF Mar 31 '781 Comment

Cardinals OLB Clark Haggans is currently serving jail time in Arizona for a 2011 DUI arrest.

Unbeknownst at the time, Haggans was convicted of DUI on April 21, 2011. He eventually pleaded guilty to "extreme DUI" and was sentenced to nine days behind bars in addition to 36 days of home detentions. Because Haggans was convicted, he could be subject to a short league suspension. It's not a given, of course.

Clark Haggans LB SF Mar 16 '78

Cardinals re-signed LB Clark Haggans to a one-year deal.

Undrafted free agent LB Broderick Binns was waived in a corresponding move. A 16-game starter for the Cardinals at outside linebacker last season, Haggans hadn't made any known visits in free agency. His re-signing could be a sign of a lack of faith in O'Brien Schofield, who is currently penciled in as the Cards' left outside linebacker, but making his way back from surgeries on both shoulders. Schofield needs to have a strong camp.