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Erik Walden | Linebacker | #93

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: Middle Tennessee State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (167) / DAL
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent OLB Erik Walden is visiting the Titans on Monday.
Walden led the Colts with 11 sacks in 2016, but he has just one other season with more than three takedowns in his nine-year career. Going on 32 (in August), Walden will be nothing more than a rotational rusher behind Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo if he signs in Tennessee. Mar 13 - 12:40 PM

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Free agent OLB Erik Walden tweeted Saturday that he won't be re-signing with the Colts.

The Colts are moving forward with John Simon and Jabaal Sheard on the edges. Walden posted a career-high 11 sacks last year, but NFL teams aren't just staring at his box score. He's approaching age 32 and has never been a dangerous pass rusher. Walden should still find a home as a rotational edge presence.
Mar 11 - 12:55 PM

Colts OLB Erik Walden was treated at a Georgia hospital last weekend after being slashed in the arm with a knife by his ex-girlfriend.

Walden suffered minor injuries and was quickly treated and released from the hospital. But his new girlfriend suffered a broken arm when the ex hit her with a baseball bat. Walden allegedly had to wrestle a gun away from the attacker as he called 911. Walden has nine sacks across 29 starts the past two years.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Coach Chuck Pagano said OLB Erik Walden (hip) is "week to week."

Walden sustained a hip flexor injury in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. He'll almost certainly sit out Monday's game against the Giants and then rehab through the Week 10 bye. Walden has 24 tackles and three sacks through the first eight weeks.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Colts OLB Erik Walden left Sunday's Week 8 game at Pittsburgh with a hip injury.

Walden, a 2013 free agent bust from GM Ryan Grigson, was quickly ruled out for the game after going down. Walden had 21 tackles and three sacks in the first seven games of the year.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 06:36:00 PM

NFL suspended Colts OLB Erik Walden one game for headbutting Titans TE Delanie Walker in Week 11.

Wladen's suspension was upheld on Tuesday. Walden hasn't provided much pass rush this season, but he is a quality edge-setting run defender. Rookie Bjoern Werner will move into an every-down linebacker role in Week 12 against the Cardinals. Signed to a four-year, $16 million contract in the offseason, Walden has 28 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble on the season. He's started all ten of the Colts' games to this point.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:31:00 PM

Colts signed OLB Erik Walden to a four-year, $16 million contract.

27-year-old Walden is an outside pass rusher who managed nine sacks in Green Bay over the past three seasons. It's nothing short of stunning that the Colts are paying him $4 million a year, but Walden was told the club gave him "every expectation" he'll be the 2013 starter opposite Robert Mathis. The Packers didn't think much of Walden and tend to be awfully savvy player evaluators. This looks like one of the bigger overpays of the free-agency period so far.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Impending free agent OLB Erik Walden will have his disorderly conduct charge from a year ago dismissed on Friday.

Walden was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic dispute at his home last offseason and was later suspended by the NFL for one game as a result. Walden will hit the open market this offseason coming off a 46-tackle and three-sack campaign.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 08:50:00 AM

NFL suspended Packers OLB Erik Walden one game for violating the personal conduct policy.

The Packers were reportedly "disenchanted" with Walden after his November arrest for domestic violence. Walden's agent believes the looming suspension affected his client's market in free agency. Expected to play a reserve role this season, Walden is eligible to return to action in Week 2.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Packers re-signed OLB Erik Walden.

Walden, 27 in August, racked up 60 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble in 16 appearances with 15 starts last season. The Packers want to do better at the position opposite Clay Matthews, however, and Walden would ideally return only as a backup and special teamer. He's not starting material.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 05:57:00 PM

The agent for free agent OLB Erik Walden says he wants to re-sign with the Packers, but claims he's been in contact with "five or six teams."

Walden hasn't made any visits since the start of free agency, and is unlikely to return to a Packers team that reportedly grew "disenchanted" with him in 2011. His playing time dwindled following his November arrest for domestic assault. Walden graded out as one of the worst outside linebackers in the league by Pro Football Focus last season. The Cowboys are one of the teams interested.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 01:19:00 PM

The Packers have reportedly become "disenchanted" with free agent OLB Erik Walden.

Don't expect him back in Green Bay after a disappointing season. Brad Jones and Jamari Lattimore, a free agent from Middle Tennessee State, are expected to see expanded roles, including time at inside linebacker. Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that the Packers plan to add at least one outside linebacker this offseason.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Free agent OLB Erik Walden pleaded no contest Friday to a domestic disturbance charge stemming from a December incident.

Walden was initially arrested on a felony charge, but it was later downgraded to a misdemeanor. The arrest is going to sink his free agent value, not that he had much. A 'tweener type best suited to play on special teams, Walden managed just three sacks in 15 starts despite seeing single blocks through 2011. Outside linebacker is Green Bay's biggest need area this offseason.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 05:43:00 PM

The Packers are still searching for a complement to Clay Matthews at outside linebacker.

Erik Walden continues to start, but he hasn't finished the past two games, giving way to Frank Zombo and Vic So'oto. The Packers figure to use a rotation in the playoffs, searching for the combo that will provide the best pass-rushing spark.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 09:54:00 AM

OLB Erik Walden was benched late in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Chiefs.

Walden kept biting to the inside, leaving the edge open for screens and reverses. He was pulled in the fourth quarter. "My alignment and my technique was poor and it came back to bite me at the end," Walden said. He's started all 14 games for the Packers this season, recording 53 tackles and three sacks.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 10:06:00 AM

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