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Erik Walden

Erik Walden - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 08/21/1985
Birthplace Dublin, GA
College Middle Tennessee State
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 6th round, 1st pick by Cowboys

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Colts addressed two significant needs in the opening hour of free agency, signing former Lions OT Gosder Cherilus and CB Greg Toler, formerly of the Cardinals. 

Indianapolis Colts: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Indianapolis Colts, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Report: Colts tag P McAfee

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Colts P Pat McAfee received the franchise tag on Friday, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.

Packers release C Jeff Saturday

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Packers have released C Jeff Saturday, who intends to retire.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
It became official Friday: Dwight Freeney, the Colts' all-time sacks and forced fumbles leader, won't be back in Indianapolis in 2013.

Colts inform Freeney he won't be re-signed

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Colts on Friday informed their all-time sacks leader, Dwight Freeney, that he won't be back with the club in 2013.

Colts' offense will have plenty of pep under Hamilton

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Bruce Arians took his big-strike, vertical offense to the desert, but the new guy in town, Pep Hamilton, has some very exciting and sensible ideas.

Pagano feeling lucky after battle with cancer

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is beginning to feel more like his old self after battling cancer all fall.

Indy organizers eager to bid on 2018 Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Organizers in Indianapolis plan to run a clean, positive campaign to win a bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.

Colts add two assistants

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The Colts added Hal Hunter and Tim Berbenich to the team’s offensive coaching staff on Wednesday.

14-year veteran C Saturday to retire

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Veteran C Jeff Saturday told WFNI-AM in Indianapolis on Friday that he will retire following Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

Colts hire former Stanford OC Hamilton to run offense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Colts hired Andrew Luck’s former offensive coordinator to fill the same role in Indianapolis, Pep Hamilton.

Arians wins Coach/Assistant Coach of the Year honors

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
Bruce Arians was voted the Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America.

Cardinals hire Arians as head coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Arizona hired former Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as its new head coach.

Grigson voted PFW/PFWA Executive of the Year

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
In his first year on the job in Indianapolis, Ryan Grigson overhauled the roster from top to bottom and delivered a surprising playoff berth.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
The Colts reached an agreement in principle with Walden on Tuesday.||||||| Walden became a key player for the Packers injury-riddled defense each of the past two seasons and at 6-2, 250 has the ideal size for Pagano's defense. The former sixth-round draft pick had 106 tackles, six sacks, six passes defensed and two interceptions with Green Bay in 2011 and 2012.
Posted July 31, 2012
The NFL has suspended Walden for the regular-season opener for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The league announced the punishment Tuesday and said Walden would not be paid for the Sept. 9 game against San Francisco.||||||| In February, Walden reached a deferred judgment agreement to resolve a disorderly conduct-domestic abuse charge without pleading guilty. Walden spent last Thanksgiving weekend in jail after a dispute with his girlfriend. He agreed to perform 50 hours of community service and continue counseling.
Posted April 23, 2012
The Packers have re-signed outside linebacker Erik Walden.||||||| Walden appeared in 16 games for the Packers last season, with 15 starts. He had three sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. He originally signed with the Packers as a free agent in October 2010 and went on to play in nine games with two starts that season, along with another three starts in the postseason.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Walden was released from jail Monday after spending the weekend behind bars following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Walden was arrested Friday in Brown County on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at their apartment near Green Bay. County District Attorney John Zakowski said Walden's girlfriend originally told police they were arguing and he pushed her but she has changed her story to say she hit him first.||||||| No formal charges have been filed, though prosecutors are still investigating. Zakowski said he needs more time to interview others to see if this is a case of miscommunication or if the woman is trying to protect Walden. He is scheduled to return to court Dec. 7.
Posted Nov. 25, 2011
Walden was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony domestic violence/substantial battery and will remain in the Brown County Jail until at least Monday.||||||| Walden allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend at the couple's apartment in Lawrence, just outside of Green Bay. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Brown County Court is closed for the weekend, so while Walden's teammates have the next three days off following the team's 27-15 Thanksgiving Day victory at Detroit, Walden will remain in jail.

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