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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

Referee fined for obscenity caught on open mic

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The NFL fined referee Tony Corrente one game check for Corrente’s obscene language that was heard on television and at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Colts swap cornerbacks

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Colts elevated CB Teddy Williams from the practice squad to the active roster and waived CB Marshay Green.

Friday's key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In Sunday’s marquee game between the 6-3 Colts and 6-3 Patriots, the No. 1 pick of April’s draft will help determine if Indy can pull the upset.

CB Butler's emergence comes at great time for Colts

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
CB Darius Butler has brought with him to Indianapolis a greater focus and hunger to reach his potential.

Colts place Powers, Nevis on I.R.

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
The Colts placed CB Jerraud Powers and DT Drake Nevis on injured reserve and activated rookie NT Josh Chapman off the non-football injury list.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans win statement game

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Texans and Colts continue their winning ways, while the Titans got back on track in Miami. The Jagaurs, on the other hand, are going nowhere fast.

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

Colts' 'D' finally making impact plays

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
After failing to take the ball away for over a month, the Colts' "D" doubled its season takaway total in a Week 10 road win over the Jaguars.

Luck runs for two TDs to lead Colts past Jaguars

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The Colts beat the Jaguars 27-10 on Thursday night behind two rushing touchdowns from rookie QB Andrew Luck.

First-time NFL head coaches impressing

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The NFL’s four rookie head coaches, including Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano, are proving they belong at the top of their profession.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

Colts 'D' stiffening when it counts

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Led by defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, the Colts' 'D' has stiffened considerably in the second half during their three-game win streak.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts' win about more than Luck

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck was cool and collected in Indianapoiis' emotional Week Nine victory over the Dolphins.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

With Luck in Indy, Manning in Denver, everyone won

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning in Denver and Andrew Luck in Indy couldn't have worked better for both clubs; three bad coaching decisions; and more from Week Nine.

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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