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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

Luck, Colts come from behind again to beat Titans

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck led Indianapolis back from a 13-point second-half deficit aas the Colts rallied for a 27-23 victory Sunday over the Titans.

Colts' rookie class continues to shine

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Drafting Andrew Luck with the top pick was the easy decision for Colts GM Ryan Grigson. The rest of his rookie class has also been tremendous.

Colts sign LB Westerman, activate OG Olsen

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
The Colts signed LB Jamaal Westerman to the active roster and activated OG Seth Olsen from injured reserve. They also placed LB Justin Hickman on I.R.

AFC South Spin cycle: Thrilling comeback keeps Colts winning

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Colts keep finding ways to win, the Texans got back to winning comfortably and the lost seasons in Jacksonville and Tennessee continued.

Luck, Wilson highlight strange, amazing QB week

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Rookies Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck were spectacular in Week 13. But there were several other notable QB performances.

Colts stun Lions on Luck's game-winner

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Lions.

Freeney, Mathis finally wreaking havoc at same time

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
We hear the presence of OLBs Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis finally on the field together comes at the right time for the Colts.

Colts sign S Howell, Olsen returns to practice

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
The Colts signed S Delano Howell from the Bills' practice squad to the Colts' active roster and announced that OG Seth Olsen will return to practice.

Week 12 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 8:51 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, J.J. Watt and T.Y. Hilton as its Players of the Week.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans get controversial win, Colts win ugly

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
What we learned about the teams of the AFC South, which went 3-1 in Week 12.

Polishing gems propels Colts' unlikely path

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki sees unwanted contributors sparking the Colts to a wild-card berth.

Colts hang on for 20-13 win over the Bills

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
T.Y. Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and caught an 8-yard TD pass Sunday, leading the Colts to a 20-13 victory over Buffalo.

Bills RB Jackson cleared to return

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
After suffering a concussion in a Week 10 loss to the Patriots, Bills RB Fred Jackson has been cleared to return and is expected to play Sunday.

AFC South Spin cycle: Schaub bails out Texans

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The Texans' defense was bailed out by a historic performance from QB Matt Schaub, while nothing could bail out Colts QB Andrew Luck's continued turnover issues on the road.

Patriots release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

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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