Niners confirm Haralson trade to Saints

The San Francisco 49ers have confirmed they have traded outside

linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints and will

receiver an undisclosed 2014 draft pick in return.

Haralson must pass a physical in New Orleans for the trade to

become official.

While leaving 49ers headquarters Monday afternoon, Haralson said

he’d been traded and planned to join his new team Tuesday.

A fifth-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2006, Haralson has

played in 86 games with 68 starts. He’s been credited with 295

tackles, 21.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced

fumbles.

The Saints, who run a 3-4 defense, have lost both projected

starting outside linebackers to knee injuries. Will Smith is out

for the year, while Victor Butler will miss most or all of the

season.