SANTA CLARA -- As the fifth-longest tenured 49er, Parys Haralson was a popular veteran inside the locker room, and that aspect wasn't ignored upon Monday's trade to the New Orleans Saints.
"Parys has been a consummate professional throughout his seven years as a 49er," general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday in a statement confirming the deal, which is contingent upon Haralson passing a physical exam. In return, the Saints are shipping a 2014 seventh-round draft pick if Haralson makes their roster, the Sacramento Bee reported.
"His leadership, work ethic and dedication to our organization, and the Bay Area community, have provided a great example for our locker room," Baalke continued. "We would like to thank Parys for his many contributions on and off the field and wish him the very best."
Haralson, a would-be backup to Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks, earlier this year accepted a reduced base salary for $1.15 million. The 49ers have Dan Skuta, Corey Lemonier and Cam Johnson in reserve at outside linebacker heading into this week's roster cuts.
In other 49ers news, NFL Players Association figures confirm that quarterback Colt McCoy restructured his contract Saturday night so that his base salary fell from $1.5 million to $630,000, the three-year veteran minimum.
The 49ers still must trim nine players from their roster by 1 p.m. to reach the 75-man limit.