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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

Injuries force Colts to mix and match offensive linemen

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
The way it stands now, the Colts might be forced to rely on the two healthiest players available at the guard spots Week One at Houston.

Colts sign DB Skinner, waive two injured players

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Colts signed free-agent DB Terrell Skinner and released DBs Jamie Silva and Donye' McCleskey.

Colts lose DB Silva for season

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that DB Jamie Silva suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers. Silva will miss the entire 2010 season.

Colts' Saturday has knee scoped

Posted Aug. 10, 2010 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Colts C Jeff Saturday has undergone arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees to remove a "loose body," the team announced Tuesday. No timetable was given for his return.

Head or heart: the Colts quandary

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 8:37 a.m. ET
The defending AFC champion Colts are the Super Bowl favorites at two Nevada casino chains but are no longer favored at another, and oddsmakers say the betting public is more excited about a couple of other contenders, including the rival ...

No timetable on Manning deal

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay reiterates that Peyton Manning will be the highest-paid player in the NFL next season, but there's no telling when a new contract might get signed — or whether the team might have to use the franchise ...

Townsend, healthy Sanders upgrade Colts' DBs

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
If the Colts' secondary, especially Bob Sanders, can avoid the injury jinx this season, it could boast one of the better playmaking units in the league.

Wayne, Mathis take high road

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
It appeared that Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis might opt to hold out from training camp, both seeking new contracts, but each felt they owed it to their teammates to show up on time.

Report: Colts, first-rounder Hughes agree to terms

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Colts and first-round DE Jerry Hughes have agreed on a five-year deal, according to ESPN.com.

Addai, Brown key to more balanced offense

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 8:46 a.m. ET
The Colts want a more balanced offense this season, and they're counting on RBs Donald Brown and Joseph Addai to help accomplish this objective.

Report: Colts sign second-rounder Angerer

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Colts agreed to terms Friday with 2010 second-round draft pick LB Pat Angerer, according to The Indianapolis Star. The four-year deal is worth $3.14 million, including $1.35 million guaranteed. Angerer became the sixth of eight Colts' drafted ...

Colts agree to terms with seventh-rounder Mathews

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
The Colts announced today that they have agreed on a contract with rookie DL Ricardo Mathews. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mathews is the fifth of eight Colts 2010 draft picks to sign.

Colts' Manning remains potent fantasy weapon

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Entering his 13th NFL campaign, there’s strong reason to believe Peyton Manning could be on the cusp of arguably his best fantasy campaign ever.

Colts sign fourth-round pick McClendon

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Wednesday that they have signed rookie OG Jacques McClendon, a fourth-round pick out of the University of Tennessee. He is the fourth of eight 2010 draft picks to sign with the Colts.

Report: Colts, fifth-round TE Eldridge agree

Posted July 27, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Colts and fifth-round TE Brody Eldridge have agreed to terms on a four-year deal, The Indianapolis Star reported Monday. Eldridge is the third of eight 2010 draft picks to sign for the Colts.

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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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