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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

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Three game against the Bears at Soldier Field Sunday.   

Packers players of the week: Week One

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay's players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team's 42-34 victory over the Saints in Week One  

Packers' ROLB spot is totally up for grabs

Posted April 08, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The Packers figure to have more spirited position battles than one might expect from a championship squad, and our sources agree that the most competitive battle will take place at right outside linebacker.

Walden held out of Packers' Saturday walkthrough

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Erik Walden was held out of the team's Saturday walkthrough due to an ankle injury and is considered questionable for Super Bowl XLV.

Getting to know ... Frank Zombo

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
Packers OLB Frank Zombo could be pressed back into a starting role Sunday if Erik Walden is unable to play because of an ankle injury.

Packers' Friday practice report

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Following the Packers' final full practice, head coach Mike McCarthy characterized his team as "loose but confident," according to a pool report filed by Jim Trotter.

Unlikely heroes keep emerging for Packers

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie CB Sam Shields came up with the game of his life Sunday in Green Bay's 21-14 victory over the archrival Bears.

Watch out for Packers LB Walden on Sunday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
In the second of two “Hot Spot” postings this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies the one Packers defensive player he believes will be the most under the microscope in the NFC championship game this ...

Packers have logjam at linebacker

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Hot on the heels of an eye-opening performance in Green Bay's playoff-clinching victory over the Bears by street pickup Erik Walden, the Packers appear to have an embarrassment of riches at linebacker, which could lead to the departure of ...

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
Every week, Packers radio play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee, who also co-hosts the “Pro Football Weekly” syndicated radio show with PFW editor-publisher Hub Arkush, answers three pertinent questions about the Packers.

Fill-ins continue to pitch in for Packers

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
In a season in which injuries have taken a mighty toll, it seems like one replacement part after another has come to the rescue for the Packers.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Texans RB Arian Foster, Packers OLB Erik Walden and Patriots WR-PR Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

Packers players of the week

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s 10-3 victory over the Bears at Lambeau Field in Week 17.

Packers sign LB Walden

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
One day after announcing the signings of LBs Matt Wilhelm and Diyral Briggs, as well as placing veteran LB Brady Poppinga on injured reserve, the Packers announced the signing Wednesday morning of third-year LB Erik Walden.

Dolphins release ILB Carpenter after another special-teams miscue

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Dolphins had their third special-teams-related cut of the season on Monday, releasing veteran ILB Bobby Carpenter.

Dolphins' transition to youth hurt special teams

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Dolphins may need to look to their starters to help fix special-teams miscues.

Dolphins add Rose to roster; waive Walden

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have promoted DL Robert Rose from their practice squad to the active roster. They also have waived LB Erik Walden.

Dolphins re-sign DE Dotson, OLB Walden

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
The Dolphins re-signed DE Lionel Dotson and OLB Erik Walden on Tuesday and cut recently acquired DE Clifton Geathers.

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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