The New Orleans Saints have traded for San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Parys Haralson, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The Saints linebacking corps has been hit with a rash of injuries this summer.
Will Smith is the latest Saints linebacker to go down, following injuries to Victor Butler, Junior Galette and Martez Wilson.
Haralson missed last season with a torn triceps, and was reported to be on the trading block this week. The Saints made a quick move after Smith left Sunday's preseason game with a knee injury, which is said to be a season ender.
The 29-year-old Haralson was a fifth round selection by the 49ers in the 2006 NFL draft. He was a full-time starter for San Francisco from 2009-2011, and has 21.5 career sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 145 tackles.
Details of the trade have not been reported at this time.