Three and Out: 49ers part with Haralson, Tolzien; Collie next?
Parys Haralson renegotiated his contract in the offseason to lower his salary cap figure from $2.67 million to $1.15 million, but it wasn't enough to keep him in San Francisco. (AP)
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers traded outside linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints for a late-round draft pick, two sources told CSNBayArea.com on Monday.
The 49ers receive a conditional seventh-round pick as compensation, the Sacramento Bee reported. If Haralson does not make the team, the 49ers will receive no compensation.
Haralson, 29, who is entering his eighth NFL season is in the final year of his contract. He is schedule to make $1.15 million, a salary the 49ers negotiated down from $2.67 million in the offseason.
Haralson, a fifth-round pick in 2006, started 68 of the 86 games in which he appeared for the 49ers. A fifth-round draft pick in 2006, Haralson recorded 21.5 sacks in his first six seasons. He missed all of last season with a torn triceps.
Haralson will replace Saints veteran outside linebacker Will Smith, who is reportedly out for the season with an ACL injury.
Haralson walked through the 49ers locker room shortly before the start of the 49ers' 6 p.m. practice on Monday and said goodbye to many of the players in the 49ers' locker room. Running back Frank Gore told Haralson, "Go easy on me."
Haralson will get a chance to play against Gore and the 49ers on Nov. 17, when the 49ers travel to New Orleans.
"Parys is a hard-worker," Gore said. "He's good in the locker room. He's just a good dude."
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The 49ers were looking to get younger and cheaper at backup outside linebacker behind starters Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith. Rookie Corey Lemonier, a third-round draft pick from Auburn, has played well during the exhibition season. And veteran pickup Dan Skuta, a key special-teams player, is also a backup. Also, second-year player Cam Johnson has also been much-improved from a year ago, but he left Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a shoulder injury.