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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

Colts S Sanders undergoes surgery

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Wednesday afternoon that safety Bob Sanders underwent surgery by Dr. James Andrews for a torn biceps tendon.

Colts sign DB Morgan, cut OL Reitz

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Colts signed DB DaJuan Morgan and waived OL Joe Reitz on Wednesday.

Colts WR Gonzalez out for Week Two; SS Sanders getting second opinion

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Tuesday that WR Anthony Gonzalez will miss Week Two's game against the Giants with a high ankle sprain and SS Bob Sanders will meet with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his torn ...

Report: Sanders has torn biceps tendon

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Colts SS Bob Sanders could miss extended time, even the entire season, after tearing a biceps tendon in Week One.

Texans surprise Colts as Foster sets record

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for a team-record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Texans to a 34-24 victory over the Colts on Sunday.

Colts SS Sanders leaves game with elbow injury, return is questionable

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Oft-injured Colts SS Bob Sanders left the season opener against the Texans in the first quarter with an elbow injury. His return is questionable.

Colts OLT Johnson, C Saturday will start vs. Texans

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Colts OLT Charlie Johnson and C Jeff Saturday will start Sunday's season opener against the Texans.

Colts WR Gonzalez believes he wasn't given fair shot

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 1:16 a.m. ET
Indianapolis WR Anthony Gonzalez believes he wasn't given a chance to win a starting job after missing nearly all of 2009 with injury, according to AFC South Whispers.

Colts C Saturday, OLT Johnson questionable for Sunday

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Colts starters C Jeff Saturday and OLT Charlie Johnson are both listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Texans.

Colts' O-line remains in a state of flux

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
It's safe to say that the unsettled state of the Colts' offensive line is not what team president Bill Polian had in mind when he set out following the Super Bowl loss to the Saints to strengthen the O-line.

Colts add five to practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Colts on Sunday announced the following practice-squad additions: QB Tom Brandstater, DE John Chick, RS Brandon James, DB Mike Newton and WR Blair White.

Redskins trade CB Tryon to Colts

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
According the NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora, the Redskins have traded CB Justin Tryon to the Colts.

Colts' undrafted rookie Newton keeps making plays

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, undrafted rookie S Mike Newton is the leading candidate to be the Colts' fourth safety this season.

New rule on umpire placement cause for concern for Colts

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
A new NFL rule that requires the umpire to be in the offensive backfield before the ball is snapped is causing headaches for the Colts and their no-huddle offense.

Addai, Brackett suffer minor injuries

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
RB Joseph Addai and LB Gary Brackett had to leave the Colts' preseason loss to the Packers Thursday night because of injuries, but neither player appears to be seriously hurt.

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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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