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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

Polian: Freeney likely to play

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney is likely to play in Super Bowl XLIV, Colts president Bill Polian said a couple of hours before game time.

Colts gearing up to reward Manning

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The normally close-mouthed Colts had no problem announcing at the Super Bowl that they plan to begin serious talks on a new deal for four-time MVP Peyton Manning that figures to be “the biggest in history.”

Wayne, Powers practice; Freeney doesn't

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney sat out the Colts' final walk-through Saturday prior to Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV, watching from a golf cart. WR Reggie Wayne, however, returned to the field after having aggravated a season-long right knee injury during Friday ...

Kickers need focus on task at hand

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
It is impossible to overlook how missed field goals have marked this postseason, yet Colts 20-year veteran PK Matt Stover and Saints second-year PK Garrett Hartley have been very reliable in the playoffs.

Clark could be crucial weapon vs. Saints

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the expected battle between Colts TE Dallas Clark and Saints SS Roman Harper in the sixth and last of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Wayne aggravates knee injury; Freeney sits again

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne aggravated a right knee injury late in practice Friday, but head coach Jim Caldwell said he believed the injury was minor, according to the Colts' media pool report.

Caldwell: Freeney 'trending in the right direction'

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that DE Dwight Freeney is "trending in the right direction" as he tries to recover from a right ankle injury in time for Super Bowl XLIV, but in a common refrain, he noted ...

Williams hopes Manning feels 'remember-me' hits

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Colts QB Peyton Manning and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in the fifth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Logo for Super Bowl XLV unveiled

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
During an unveiling of the logo for Super Bowl XLV, the NFL announced Thursday that, going forward, the basic design of future logos will remain static.

Q&A with Colts DE Dwight Freeney

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney told reporters Thursday that his sprained right ankle is gradually improving.

Team-first attitude makes Colts special

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The more time you spend around the Colts the clearer it becomes what it is that makes this football team so successful and so special. To a man these Colts will tell you at every opportunity that it is the ...

Colts' running game not obsessing about numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Colts believe numbers don't tell the whole story about their lowly ranked running game.

Bush hopes to break long punt return

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints PR Reggie Bush and Colts P Pat McAfee and his punt-coverage team in the fourth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Saints' Bush has endured growing pains

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush has had an up-and-down career to date, but head coach Sean Payton believes his knowledge of the offense has improved. Read Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook.

Q&A with Colts TE Dallas Clark

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Colts TE Dallas Clark met with reporters on Wednesday and answered questions about the Saints' defense and comparisons regarding the only two head coaches he's had in the pros — Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell.

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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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