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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

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of the fines handed out by the NFL on Friday for actions taken in Week 16 games.

Colts establishing run when it matters most

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. ET
The Colts' ground game that was much-maligned earlier in the season is now being lauded for its effectiveness following its first back-to-back 150-yard rushing days since the 2006 Super Bowl season.

Colts swap corners

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Colts claimed CB Mike Richardson off waivers from the Chiefs and waived CB David Pender.

Colts finding balance at the right time

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
In beating the Raiders 31-26 on Sunday, the Colts' defense held a top-five rushing offense to fewer than 100 yards for a second consecutive week and the offense surpassed the 150-yard rushing mark in consecutive weeks for the first time ...

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Manning's three TDs lead Colts past Raiders

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes and iced the game with a 27-yard keeper to help the Colts beat the Raiders 31-26 Sunday in a game that turned out to have little playoff meaning.

Mathis, Winfield fined

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Colts DE Robert Mathis and Vikings CB Antoine Winfield were fined this week for hits in Week 15 games.

Collie's season over, but he's expected to return next year

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, barring a doctor instructing Colts WR Austin Collie that he should quit playing football, he is expected to return next season. That said, the Colts will be extremely careful in ensuring that the second-year receiver ...

Colts place WR Collie on I.R., sign DB Hamlin

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie has been placed on I.R. after suffering his second concussion of the season in Week 15. Veteran DB Ken Hamlin was signed to fill the spot vacated by Collie on the 53-man roster.

Colts have edge over Jaguars in AFC South

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Despite adversity, Colts are two wins from AFC South title.

Concussions rob Collie of epic season

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
When you think about what kind of season Austin Collie could have had if he had been able to stay healthy, it's fairly incredible. Unfortunately, he was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time on too many ...

Colts put Jaguars' title celebration on hold

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw two TD passes Sunday, avoided throwing an interception for the second straight game, and led Indianapolis to a season-saving 34-24 victory over Jacksonville.

Collie out with another concussion

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie suffered his third serious head injury of the season in the first half of Indianapolis' game today vs. the Jaguars.

Colts' playoff streak in prestigious company

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
With the Colts having made the playoffs eight straight seasons, NFList examines the longest such playoff streaks, including one by Dallas under Tom Landry.

Manning not thinking about breaking Favre's record

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
With Vikings QB Brett Favre's historic record of 297 consecutive regular-season starts coming to an end last Monday, Colts QB Peyton Manning now possesses the longest active streak (205). The way we hear it, Manning has the utmost respect ...

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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