Parys Haralson is heading from San Francisco to New Orleans.
Haralson has been traded by the 49ers to the Saints, according to the San Jose Mercury News. There’s no immediate word on what the Saints gave up to acquire Haralson.
Haralson did not speak to reporters, but teammates confirmed that they had learned he was on the way to the Saints.
“He was a good mentor, taught me a lot and best of luck to him in New Orleans,” Aldon Smith said.
Haralson has spent his entire career in San Francisco since the 49ers chose him in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft. He started all 16 games in 2011 but missed the entire 2012 season with a torn triceps tendon.
In New Orleans, Haralson is expected to step in and fill the starting outside linebacker spot vacated by Will Smith, who suffered a season-ending injury on Saturday.