Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by buck:
Haralson took a huge pay cut and will be a free agent next year.
The chances he gets cut are slim and next to none.
The team can, and in my opinon should, carry four outside linebackers.
So do you cut another young prospect in Fleming to hold on to aging Haralson for a year???
Parys Haralson is an experienced veteran who will provide quality depth next year. You only replace him if Darius Fleming shows he is ready to handle the duties of a starter. You can't keep Fleming simply because he is young, he has to be capable of being a starter since one injury could make him one. I think it's safe to assume Lemonier wont be ready to handle full time duties for at least a year, similar to Aldon Smith. This makes it a two man battle for the third spot on the depth chart. I assume Haralson will win the position with his experience, but nonetheless the battle between these two should be an exciting one in preseason.