Report: Haralson accepts pay cut to remain with 49ers

Report: Haralson accepts pay cut to remain with 49ers
March 18, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Parys Haralson, 29, entered the league as a fifth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2006. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

PHOENIX -- Outside linebacker Parys Haralson accepted a dramatic pay cut to stick with the 49ers for the final year of his contract, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday.

Haralson was scheduled to make $2.87 million in 2013, comprised of a $2.57 million salary, $200,000 roster bonus and $100,000 workout bonus. Haralson took a cut in pay to $1.3 million with a chance to make an additional $400,000, according to the report.

Wide receiver Mario Manningham accepted a pay cut last week to remain on the roster.

Haralson, who was a starter for the 49ers in 2011, was slated to back up Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks last season. However, Haralson sustained a season-ending torn triceps in the exhibition season. As insurance, the 49ers signed veteran Clark Haggans, who rarely played. Haggans is an unrestricted free agent and does not figure to return.

Haralson will compete for backup duty against 2012 draft picks Darius Fleming, who did not play as a rookie due to a knee injury, and Cam Johnson, who saw limited action in his first season.

Haralson, 29, entered the league as a fifth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2006. He has 21.5 career sacks while starting 68 of the 86 games in which he appeared.