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                     === Niners send Haralson to Saints ===
 
 Santa  Clara, CA  (Sports  Network)  - The  San  Francisco  49ers have  traded
 linebacker  Parys Haralson  to  the  New Orleans  Saints  in  exchange for  an
 undisclosed 2014 draft pick.
 
 Haralson  appeared in 86 games with 68 starts in seven seasons with the 49ers.
 He  registered 295 tackles with 21 1/2 sacks, four fumble recoveries and three
 forced fumbles with San Francisco.
 
 The  29-year-old  Tennessee product missed the  entire 2012 season with a torn
 triceps.
 
 "Parys  has  been a  consummate professional  throughout his  seven years as a
 49er," said San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke in a statement Tuesday.
 "His  leadership,  work ethic and dedication  to our organization, and the Bay
 Area  community,  have provided a great  example for our locker room. We would
 like  to thank Parys  for his many contributions on and off the field and wish
 him the very best."
 
 The  Saints are  apparently in  need of  an outside  linebacker after  reports
 indicated that Will Smith suffered a torn ACL this past weekend.
 
 08/27 14:07:05 ET