SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers are shopping veteran outside linebacker Parys Haralson to teams around the league ahead of the deadline for the first round of NFL cuts, sources told CSNBayArea.com on Monday.
The 49ers believe they have good depth at the outside linebacker position behind starters Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks. A year ago, the 49ers kept just three outside linebackers on the roster after Haralson was lost for the season due a torn triceps.
Haralson, 29, an eight-year veteran, renegotiated his contract in the offseason to lower his salary cap figure from $2.67 million to $1.15 million. But the 49ers are looking to get younger and cheaper at the backup positions.
The 49ers signed veteran Dan Skuta in the offseason and moved him to outside linebacker, where they believe he is a better fit in the team's 3-4 scheme.
The 49ers have also gotten a lot of production from rookie Corey Lemonier, a third-round draft pick from Auburn. Second-year 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.
NFL teams are required to trim their 90-man rosters to 75 players by Tuesday at 1 p.m. The 49ers are likely to make many of their cuts on Monday.