San Francisco 49ers backup outside linebacker Parys Haralson is being shopped to other teams around the league, according to CSN Bay Area.
Haralson is a former starter for the Niners and missed all of last year with an injury that lead to Aldon Smith‘s promotion into the starting lineup opposite of Ahmad Brooks.
The eighth-year pro has been in the rotation at outside linebacker with the Niners, but the front office believes that they have good depth at the position and want to get younger and cheaper. Haralson is slated to earn $1.15 million this year after taking a pay cut from $2.67 million.
The Niners third-round pick Corey Lemonier has shown some good flashes as a pass-rusher and could take over for Haralson as the backup outside linebacker and situational pass rusher.
San Francisco also has converted inside linebacker Dan Skuta and second-year linebacker Cam Johnson that have been playing well in the three preseason games. Last year the Niners only had three pass-rushers and clearly 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke wanted to upgrade the defenses ability to rush the passer by taking Lemonier and Tank Carradine in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.
The 49ers, along with the rest of the NFL, will make their first cuts down to 75 players on Tue. at 1 p.m.