Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/13
The San Francisco 49ers traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints on Monday to fill a big need for New Orleans, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because neither team had announced the trade. It wasn't clear what compensation the 49ers would receive in return. New Orleans is in desperate need at the linebacker position as a pair of would-be starters are dealing with serious knee injuries - Will Smith and Victor Butler. Haralson departed San Francisco team headquarters Monday night after saying his goodbyes before the team began a late practice, acknowledging that he had been traded while providing no further details other than, ''I'm outta here.'' Saints outside linebacker Smith will be sidelined for the season with a knee injury, a person familiar with the situation said. Butler is recovering from knee surgery that will sideline him most or all of the season. Haralson said while walking to the parking lot, ''...
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