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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

Matthews' status for next Packers game remains murky

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
It probably won’t be known until very late next week if Packers injured ROLB Clay Matthews will be able to play in Week 11.

Packers' outside 'backers could be major asset

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
According to PFW's Packers sources, this year’s team could pack the most potent punch in some time at outside linebacker.

Packers reinstate LB Walden, release CB Ross

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Packers reinstated LB Erik Walden from his one-game suspension and released CB Brandian Ross.

Packers OLB Walden suspended one game

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Erik Walden has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy.

Packers re-sign OLB Walden

Posted April 23, 2012 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
The Packers have re-signed OLB Erik Walden, the club announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed.

Packers may try to re-sign Walden

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 2:57 a.m. ET
Although he once seemed certain to leave Green Bay this offseason, Packers OLB Erik Walden could return after all, according to our NFC Whispers.

Packers' Walden reaches plea deal

Posted Feb. 10, 2012 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Packers LB Erik Walden will have a misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction deferred, and it will be erased if he stays out of trouble and performs community service.

NFL fines Packers' Walden $15K, Chargers' Barnes $25K

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Packers LB Erik Walden has been fined $15,000 by the NFL, and Chargers LB Antwan Barnes was docked $25,000, it was learned Friday.

Packers' ROLB spot suddenly up for grabs

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 4:26 a.m. ET
Approaching the postseason, it appears the starting right outside linebacker spot occupied most of the season by Erik Walden couldn't be more wide open.

They said it: Packers edition (Week 16)

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
PFW deiivers a handful of noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches in advance of Green Bay's Week 16 game vs. the Bears on Christmas night at Lambeau Field.

Packers apt to replace OLB Walden in 2012

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Starting OLB Erik Walden's off-the-field issues will likely get in the way of his return to Green Bay next season, according to our NFC Whispers.

Packers LB Walden charged with disorderly conduct

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
Packers starting ROLB Erik Walden will be charged with a misdemeanor disorderly conduct after a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend.

Packers ROLB Walden making strides on field

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Packers ROLB Erik Walden's current legal problems off the field are not stopping him from being an increasingly productive force on the field.

Packers LB Walden released from jail

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Packers starting ROLB Erik Walden has been released after spending the weekend in jail. Walden was arrested Friday on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.

Packers OLB Walden arrested

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Erik Walden was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony domestic violence and will remain in Brown County Jail until at least Monday.


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.