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New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Parys Haralson (98) chases in the first quarter during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers expected to have interest in Parys Haralson


The Green Bay Packers are looking for some more help on the front seven, and they’ve shown interest in a few free agents. Their options are decreasing with each passing day, and it will be interesting to see who Ted Thompson decides to target. Outside linebacker is now a position of need with Mike Neal expected to sign elsewhere.

If the Packers are in the market for a veteran player who could be a decent piece for them, then Parys Haralson could potentially be an option for them. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers will likely “consider” Haralson as an option, and they were interested in him back when he played for the San Francisco 49ers.

The 30-year-old spent the 2013 season with the New Orleans Saints, and the 3-4 OLB recorded 30 tackles with 3.5 sacks and a pass defended last season. It was a pretty good year for him overall, and he could be a quality backup behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry at outside linebacker. That said, safety and defensive end are bigger needs for this team, and it will be interesting to see how the Packers address them. Haralson could be a quality add for the Packers, but they, of course, need to make bigger moves at more important positions of need.


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