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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

Manning shows lofty worth with rebound effort

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
After he hit a rough patch, owners were actually wondering if they should bench Peyton Manning. But the superstar showed last Thursday night why that is never a good idea.

Edgerrin not the only James who can get it done for Colts

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie RB Javarris James does not have the athleticism or natural ability of his cousin and former Colts great Edgerrin James, but he has made a statement that he has the determination and work ethic to carve out a ...

Readers pick Colts to beat out Jaguars in AFC South

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:23 a.m. ET
In a recent poll in which we asked readers to pick the AFC South champion this season, Indianapolis edged current division leader Jacksonville in the voting.

Manning, Garcon help keep Colts' playoff hopes alive

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
With an urgent 30-28 victory over the Titans on Thursday night, the Colts knocked the Titans out of the postseason picture and kept control of their own playoff destiny heading into the momentous Week 15 showdown with the division-leading Jaguars.

Manning, Colts beat Titans 30-28

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns, and the Indianapolis Colts snapped their three-game skid by beating the Tennessee Titans 30-28 on Thursday night to stay just a half-game back in the AFC South.

Colts' Wayne, Tamme active for Titans game

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne, TE Jacob Tamme and MLB Gary Brackett, all of whom had been listed as questionable, are active for the Thursday-night game between Indianapolis and Tennessee. For the Titans, DT Tony Brown will play despite having been ...

Colts place Sanders on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Wednesday that they have placed S Bob Sanders on injured reserve.

Colts nominated for peace award

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Colts have been nominated for the inaugural United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards in the Professional Sports Team category.

Colts place CB Powers on I.R., sign RB Rhodes

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Colts have placed CB Jerraud Powers on injured reserve with an arm injury and brought back veteran RB Dominic Rhodes.

Colts CB Powers has broken forearm

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Colts CB Jerraud Powers will miss some time with a broken arm, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Nearing panic time for Manning, Colts

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Following their third consecutive loss, in which Peyton Manning tossed four more interceptions, the Colts are mired in their worst slump of the season at the worst possible time.  

Cowboys pick Manning four times, beat Colts in OT

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
On Sunday, Peyton Manning had two of his four interceptions returned for touchdowns and the last one set up David Buehler's 38-yard field goal in overtime to give Dallas a 38-35 victory at Indianapolis.

Q&A with Colts DT Dan Muir

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with Colts DT Dan Muir to discuss his work in the community, the Colts' stout red-zone defense, playing on the same line with Pro Bowl DEs Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis and Muir's love for ...

Colts need new approach for acquiring O-linemen

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
After several failed attempts both in free agency and through the draft, the Colts need to re-evaluate their approach for acquiring offensive linemen, the way we hear it

Colts add rookie LB Triplett

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
The Colts have added rookie LB Nate Triplett to their roster.

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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