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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 hire McMahon as special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Colts hired Tom McMahon as their new special-teams coordinator, the team announced Thursday.

60-second rant: Irsay the forgotten man in Colts' success

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay deserves major kudos for the stunning success his team experienced in 2012.

Reports: Colts hire Raye as VP of football operations

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Jimmy Raye is leaving San Diego to be the Colts’ vice president of football operations, Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter first reported.

Arians: 'Luck made plays Manning, Roethlisberger didn't until later in careers'

Posted Jan. 12, 2013 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck, the NFL's all-time rookie leader in passing yards, was mentioned in pretty rare company by Bruce Arians.

Colts announce special-teams coach leaving staff

Posted Jan. 12, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Indianapolis Colts special-teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf will not be back on coach Chuck Pagano's staff next season.

Chargers hire Telesco as new GM

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Chargers hired former Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco as their new general manager on Wednesday.

Boldin leads Ravens past Colts

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 receiving yards, including the clinching TD in the Ravens' 24-9 victory over Indianapolis.

Colts' Arians hospitalized prior to Sunday's game

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was hospitalized Sunday morning after falling ill. Clyde Christensen will call plays in Sunday's game vs. Baltimore.

Key matchup: Colts special teams vs. Ravens RS Jacoby Jones

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Colts can't afford any slip-ups on special teams at Baltimore. 

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Eagles granted permission to interview Bradley, Arians

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles were granted permission to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Karim latest unsung Colt making an impact

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 10 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, Colts RS Deji Karim gives the club a more decisive, urgent returner than they previously possessed.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

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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