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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

Haynesworth among Redskins inactives

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth has been declared inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts.

Brown, Gonzalez don't travel with Colts

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Colts will be without RB Donald Brown (hamstring), WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) and DB Jacob Lacey (foot) for their Sunday-night game against the Redskins.

Second-year corner helping power Colts' secondary

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Colts' defense has been erratic thus far this season, but second-year CB Jerraud Powers continues to build off of his great rookie campaign.

Colts face RB questions

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Colts' top three running backs — Joseph Addai, Donald Brown and Mike Hart — all face injury questions heading into the Week Six matchup vs. the Redskins.

Kraft, Goodell optimistic about new CBA

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The NFL's owners met to discuss several pressing issues Tuesday, including retired players' benefits and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which expires in March.

Colts rule out LB Conner, S Sanders; WR Gonzalez returns to practice

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Colts have ruled out LB Kavell Conner (foot) and S Bob Sanders (biceps tendon) for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Colts owner Irsay remains close-mouthed on potential Manning deal

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay would not get into details about a potential contract extension for QB Peyton Manning but did say that the two sides have had discussions on the matter.

With offense struggling, Colts' 'D' steps up

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
With Peyton Manning and the Colts' offense never finding its rhythm, they leaned on their defense and special teams to edge the previously unbeaten Chiefs 19-9 on Sunday.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Hart, Colts knock Chiefs from unbeaten ranks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Mike Hart scored in relief of the injured Joseph Addai to give Indianapolis a 19-9 victory over previously unbeaten Kansas City.

Colts weighing options to replace Bullitt

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
SS Melvin Bullitt is one of the Colts' more valuable players because he has been so reliable filling in for oft-injured SS Bob Sanders the past few years. But after Bullitt suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Week Four, someone ...

Colts sign RB James, cut LB Hagler

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Colts signed RB Javarris James on Thursday and released LB Tyjuan Hagler.

Colts make multiple transactions

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
After placing SS Melvin Bullitt on injured reserve, the Colts added some depth to the secondary, signing DB Aaron Francisco, as well as WR Kenneth Moore.

Colts SS Bullitt out for year with broken shoulder

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Already without star SS Bob Sanders, the Colts' secondary took another hit on Tuesday when it was announced that his replacement, Melvin Bullitt, will miss the rest of the year with a broken shoulder.

Colts' run defense continues to cost them

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
The problem Sunday wasn't the Colts' defenders being in the wrong place at the wrong time; the problem was that the 'D' was being pushed all over the field by the Jaguars' bigger, more determined offensive line.

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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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