Former Saints linebacker Parys Haralson dead at 37


This is tough. The Times-Picayune | Advocate and the San Jose Mercury News reported Monday that retired NFL linebacker Parys Haralson died at 37, which was confirmed by the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the bulk of his playing career. Reports say he passed in his sleep and the cause of his death is unknown.

Haralson joined the New Orleans Saints in a preseason trade back in 2013, providing leadership and veteran’s experience when it was badly needed. He finished his career with New Orleans after helping the Saints win their first road playoff game in franchise history before hanging up his cleats. In 2016, he returned to San Francisco and began working as the team’s director of player engagement.

He was popular with teammates, media reporters, and well-liked by anyone who crossed his path. May his memory be a blessing.

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