With the deadline for roster cuts fast approaching, the San Francisco 49ers are aware that they are going to be releasing some good NFL talent. So, they are looking to trade some of those pieces for at least some form of compensation.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the 49ers are shopping linebacker Parys Haralson.
Haralson sat out the entire 2012 season with a torn triceps muscle after starting all 16 games in 2011, when he recorded 30 tackles, two sacks, and three forced fumbles.He was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round in 2006. His best season came in 2008 when he led the NFC West with eight sacks.
However, the 49ers believe that they have excellent depth at outside linebacker with Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks. They also have cheaper alternatives to backup their two starters in Dan Skuta, rookie Corey Lemonier, and Cam Johnson.
Haralson took a pay cut last season, giving up more than $1 million in salary. In 86 career games with the 49ers, Haralson has recorded 202 tackles and 21.5 sacks. He was a starter from 2007-2011 before the injury.
“As it currently stands, Lemonier would be the guy coming on in pass rush situations, while Haralson would be more of just a general backup,” writes David Fucillo of NinerNoise. “With Dan Skuta and Cam Johnson potentially behind Lemonier as well, Haralson could provide a team with a solid veteran presence. We’ll see what the next 24 hours brings.”