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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' home opener a sellout

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that their game against the Vikings in Week Two has been sold out.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the AFC South following Week One.

Cutler, Bears spoil Luck's opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears spoiled Andrew Luck's debut in beating the Colts 41-21 Sunday.

Key matchup: Colts OLT Anthony Castonzo vs. Bears DE Julius Peppers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday's Key Matchup looks at the battle between Bears DRE Peppers and Colts OLT Castonzo.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Youth under center

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
PFW's Arthur Arkush sounds off on the young QBs who will be running three-fourths of the AFC South offenses in 2012.

Bears' Urlacher vows to play Week One

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher told a Chicago TV station that despite his balky knee, he plans to play Week One against the Colts.

Colts claim three players off waivers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Colts have claimed S Sergio Brown, OT Mike Person and NT Martin Tevaseu off waivers.

Grigson rolls dice with Davis trade

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The cost to acquire CB Vontae Davis was high, but the Colts were desperate at corner and GM Ryan Grigson has been willing to roll the dice.

Colts place three on injured reserve

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Colts placed OT George Foster, NT Brandon McKinney and WR Griff Whalen on injured reserve on Monday.

Colts waive 11 players

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The Colts announced they waived 11 players Sunday, trimming their roster ahead of Monday's cutdown deadline.

Colts acquire CB Davis from Dolphins

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
The Dolphins traded former first-round CB Vontae Davis to the Colts for a second-round pick and a conditional sixth-rounder.

Bettors are warming to Colts

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Bettors have taken note of the Colts' solid preseason play, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Colts acquire CB Gordy from Rams

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Colts acquired CB Josh Gordy from the Rams for an undisclosed draft pick in 2014.

Pagano: Collie sustained concussion

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said WR Austin Collie sustained a concussion on Sunday night, the club's website said Monday.

Colts lose three to injury vs. Steelers

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
Three Colts players — DL Cory Redding, OLB Robert Mathis and WR Austin Collie — left Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh with injuries.

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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