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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

Luck breaks rookie passing record in Colts' victory

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis past Miami 23-20 Sunday.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Dolphins defense

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck might be one of the best quarterbacks the Dolphins have faced this season, and he will test the secondary.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Rebuilding Colts contending in middling AFC

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Arthur Arkush says it’s hard not to marvel at the Colts, now 4-3 and squarely in the middle of the AFC wild-card conversation.

Week Nine primer: Dolphins-Colts, playoff preview? Oh, yeah

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The bad teams are now good. The rookies look like veterans. As we near the midpoint of the season, here are the best early story lines heading into Week Nine.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Colts make roster moves

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Colts promoted CB Marshay Green and FB Robert Hughes to the active roster and released NT Antonio Dixon and RB Mewelde Moore.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts continue to surprise

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Colts edged the Titans in the battle for second in the AFC South, while the shorthanded Jaguars gave a gutsy effort in Green Bay.

Could management path be in store for Manning?

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
How hard would it be to imagine Peyton Manning as an NFL owner? The way we hear it, not too hard at all.

Acrobatic TD by Ballard gives Colts win in OT

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime and the surprising Colts beat the Titans 19-13 on Sunday.

Colts' ground game looking up

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
With starter Donald Brown on the mend, rookie Vick Ballard showing well and an offensive line gaining cohesion, we hear the arrow is pointing up for the Colts' ground game.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans send message to rest of AFC

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Texans sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AFC in Week Seven: the road to New Orleans appears likely to travel through Houston.

Colts head coach Pagano released from the hospital

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was released from the hospital on Sunday. He has been undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Colts' Fleener practicing patience during rookie season

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Colts TE Coby Fleener said he's making a steady adjustment to playing in the NFL and knows his first pro TD will come sooner than later.

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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