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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 cut new five-year deal with Brackett

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Indianapolis Star has reported that the Colts have agreed to a five-year contract with starting MLB Gary Brackett. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Colts' Manning undergoes pinched-nerve procedure

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning underwent a procedure Tuesday to relieve pain in his neck caused by a pinched nerve, according to an official team release issued Wednesday.

AFC South team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Steve Slaton's shoulder injury and fumbling problems may have convinced the Texans that they need to acquire an every-down back who can reduce Slaton's load. PFW continues its series evaluating the needs of every team — this time, the ...

Report: Colts hire Ron Turner

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets have reported that the Colts have hired the recently fired Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner to coach the team's wide receivers.

Colts would struggle to replace UFA Brackett

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Historically, the Colts have chosen not to break the bank to retain their free-agent linebackers, but there is strong reason to believe UFA MLB Gary Brackett could be an exception to the Colts’ free-agent rule.

Colts, Brackett discussing new deal

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
A report in Saturday's Indianapolis Star says that the agent for Colts MLB Gary Brackett and Colts president Bill Polian are speaking about a new deal.

Colts' offensive-line philosophy could be changing

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Considering the way the Colts' run game continued to struggle this past season — especially in short-yardage situations — we hear the team could start emphasizing going after bigger, more physical offensive linemen.

The bluffs and trenches of Commander Manning

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Hall of Generals. Peyton Manning, the quarterback whose gallery displays scenes of spectacular glory and collapsing, puzzling defeats. How should witnesses judge the collection? And what other commanders featured in the wing have travelled such a strange and similar ...

Time to trim Manning back to size

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
He may be a media darling, but Peyton Manning has cemented his place a notch below the level of Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas and Otto Graham among all-time quarterbacks, writes Mike Beacom.

Seven deadly sins: Polian not completely right on Colts' biggest mistakes in Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
In blaming the offensive line and special teams for the Colts' Super Bowl loss, Bill Polian overlooked some egregious mistakes that other elements of his team made Sunday, writes PFW's Eric Edholm.

Top 10 stories of past NFL season

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Even with uncertainty hovering over the future, a contrast of old and new came together to make the 2009 season a memorable one. PFW examines the 10 stories that dominated the NFL in the past year.

Bold, persistent Saints wore down Colts

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Saints' bold gambles, coupled with their execution in all three facets of the game, led to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Taking stock of a great Super Bowl win by the Saints

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
The Saints went through a gantlet of quarterbacks this season, cranked up to 11 in the playoffs, and came out world champs.

Saints stop Manning, top Colts 31-17

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The New Orleans Saints stymied Peyton Manning, then intercepted him to seal the Super Bowl, rallying to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night.

Freeney, Powers active for Colts

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney (ankle) and CB Jerraud Powers (foot) are active for Super Bowl XLIV.

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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