Outside linebacker Parys Haralson has been traded by the 49ers to the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple team sources.
Haralson bid farewell to his teammates in the locker room and declined to speak with reporters.
“He was a good mentor, taught me a lot and best of luck to him in New Orleans,” Aldon Smith said.
Haralson, an eighth-year veteran, did not play last season because of a torn triceps tendon he sustained in the third exhibition. Smith replaced Haralson in the starting lineup last season at right outside linebacker, and Smith produced a franchise-record 19 ½ sacks.
Originally selected by the 49ers as 2006 sixth-round draft pick out of Tennessee, Haralson will join a Saints team that lost outside linebacker Will Smith to a season-ending injury Saturday.
Among the teammates who shook Haralson’s hand before he left the team facility was Frank Gore, who shouted: “We play you. Be easy on me, dog.”
The 49ers visit New Orleans on Nov. 17.
Been in the league since 06 and I think this is the first time I've ever heard his name. That's promising.
Good pick up if the draft pick isn't high a