Kristian: Saints trade for help at LB position
The New Orleans Saints have made a trade to acquire San Francisco 49ers LB Parys Haralson, according to league sources.
No word yet on what the Saints will give up in return.
The move comes on the same day in which reports surfaced indicating Saints OLB Will Smith is done for the year following a knee injury sustained in the Houston game.
The 6' 0'' Haralson, a product of Tennessee, is in his 8th year in the league.
He missed all of 2012 with a torn tricep, after starting every game in 2011. In 2008, he led the NFC West with eight sacks.
I can tell you that he was an integral part of a defense that is widely regarded around the NFL. Obviously, his experience in San Fran's 3-4 scheme was a plus in his favor.
Saints fans should be envious of the Niners' depth at LB, given that they can trade away a proven veteran LB like this.