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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

Missing targets not fazing Manning, Colts’ passing attack

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning is further proving this season that he can post ridiculous numbers regardless of who his targets are.

Scobee's 59-yarder gives Jags win over Colbs

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Josh Scobee's 59-yard field goal on the final play gave the Jacksonville Jaguars a 31-28 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Colts newcomer Tryon making presence felt

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Justin Tryon, whom the Colts acquired in a deal last month, has been more than holding his own in spot duty at nickel back and particularly on special teams.

Colts rule out RB Brown, WR Garcon

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
The Colts ruled out RB Donald Brown and WR Pierre Garcon for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Both players were listed as questionable on Friday but did not travel with the team on Saturday.

Colts' McAfee a weapon in the kicking game

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
With all the star power on both sides of the ball in Indy, it's no surprise that P Pat McAfee doesn't receive many accolades, but his early-season success handling kickoff duties for the Colts is deserving of praise.

Colts rule out Sanders, Gonzalez, Conner for Week Four

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
The Colts have ruled out S Bob Sanders (biceps), WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) and LB Kavell Conner (foot) for their Week Four game against the Jaguars.

Collie's big day, stout red-zone 'D' spark Colts

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
A career day by WR Austin Collie and a defense that bent but didn't break propelled the Colts past the Broncos 27-13 in Week Three.

Collie has career game in Colts win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns even without Anthony Gonzalez and Pierre Garcon and the Indianapolis Colts beat the crestfallen Denver Broncos 27-13 Sunday.

Colts' Garcon, Session will miss Denver game

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 2:35 a.m. ET
Two starters, WR Pierre Garcon and WLB Clint Session, did not accompany the Colts to Denver, creating manpower shortages at both positions for Sunday's game.

Brown becoming bigger factor in Colts' ground game

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Although his pass blocking needs more work, Colts RB Donald Brown is becoming more involved in Indianapolis' running attack, according to AFC South Whispers.

Colts rookies contribute in win over Giants

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Two Colts rookies, TE Brody Eldridge and LB Kavell Conner, made a big impact in their first significant regular-season action in a Week Two victory over the Giants.

Four Colts starters miss practice with injuries

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Four Colts starters were out of practice on Wednesday because of injuries. RB Joseph Addai (knee), LB Gary Brackett (back), LB Clint Session (hamstring) and OLT Charlie Johnson (right foot) were among the Colts missing practice.

Colts play like defending AFC champs

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
The Colts' ground game and "D" stole the spotlight from the Manning brothers in a 38-14 shellacking of the Giants on Sunday night.

Peyton, Colts cruise to 'Manning Bowl' victory

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
Four-time league MVP Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a surprisingly easy 38-14 victory over his kid brother and the New York Giants.

Colts' run 'D' must play with better gap integrity

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. ET
The Colts' inability to stop Texans RB Arian Foster in Week One was in large part due to poor gap integrity.

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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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