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93 Erik Walden LB

Seattle Seahawks

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September 8, 2018 10:56 PM
Erik Walden: Lands on waiver wire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks waived Walden (hip) from injured reserve Saturday, Ben Arthur of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

Walden was an exciting pickup, as he made two sacks in his preseason debut. He is just two seasons removed from an 11-sack campaign, but his durability is questionable at 33 years old. He'll be free to sign with another team now, and he can re-sign with the Seahawks after three weeks.

September 2, 2018 02:48 PM
Seahawks' Erik Walden: Bound for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks placed Walden (hip) on injured reserve Saturday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle reports.

It's a bummer for the Seahawks, who watched Walden make two sacks in his preseason debut. The veteran linebacker was set to bolster the team's pass rush, but now the Seahawks will revert to Frank Clark (elbow) and Dion Jordan (shin).

August 30, 2018 06:08 PM
Seahawks' Erik Walden: Nursing hip issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden is dealing with a hip flexor injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Hip flexors can be somewhat tricky. Right now, Walden's hip injury is masked by minimal details regarding the extent of the injury. It's tough to establish a timeline for a return with little information, but the timing of the injury is rough considering 53-man roster trims are on the horizon.

August 25, 2018 05:32 PM
Seahawks' Erik Walden: Two sacks against Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden made two sacks during Friday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings.

Just two years removed from racking up 11 sacks for the Colts, Walden was brought in to bolster the Seahawks' pass rush, and the 33-year-old looks like he still has it. Walden likely sealed his spot on the team with his electric performance.

August 15, 2018 06:56 PM
Seahawks' Erik Walden: Signs with Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden agreed to a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Walden earned over 500 defensive snaps as a rotational outside linebacker with the Titans in 2017, ultimately logging 36 tackles and four sacks in 16 games. In Seattle, he'll likely compete with Barkevious Mingo, D.J. Alexander and Shaquem Griffin for snaps opposite starting OLB K.J. Wright.

September 29, 2017 04:40 PM
Titans' Erik Walden: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (hamstring) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans.

Walden gradually escalated his level of practice in each subsequent day this week, culminating in a full showing Friday. Thus, he's all systems go at present time.

September 28, 2017 03:48 PM
Titans' Erik Walden: Day-to-day with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden is still nursing a groin injury and didn't practice Wednesday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

Walden missed some practice early last week as well and dealt with a groin issue this preseason. The 32-year-old is considered day-to-day, and his status for Sunday's game against the Texans will likely be determined by his involvement (or lack thereof) in practices Thursday and Friday.

August 18, 2017 04:56 PM
Titans' Erik Walden: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (groin) has returned to practice, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports.

Walden was listed as day-to-day just over a week ago with a groin injury, but has since returned to practice and doesn't appear to be limited in any capacity. Walden is expected to back up Derrick Morgan at left outside linebacker this season.

August 7, 2017 10:24 PM
Titans' Erik Walden: Dealing with groin issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden is day-to-day due to a groin, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports.

The injury occurred at Monday night's practice, but is not considered serious. He could return to practice as soon as Tuesday. Walden currently projects to back up Derrick Morgan at left outside linebacker.

July 27, 2017 05:12 PM
Titans' Erik Walden: Signs with Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden signed a contract with the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

It was a bit of a surprise to see Walden go unsigned this offseason after he tallied a career-high 11.0 sacks in 2016 while with the Colts. Prior to last season, he had only tallied more than 3.0 sacks once. The 31-year-old linebacker will likely be a backup outside linebacker with the Titans in what will be his 11th professional campaign.

January 2, 2017 08:05 PM
Colts' Erik Walden: Gets 11th sack in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had five total tackles, including a sack and a tackle for a loss, in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

Walden had a career-high 11 sacks as he became the clear leader of Indy's pass rush. His career year came at the right time as he's set to be a free agent. However, he never had six sacks prior to this year and was never seen as a pass-rush specialist.

December 19, 2016 11:15 PM
Colts' Erik Walden: Gets two sacks in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had two sacks and three total tackles in Sunday's win at Minnesota.

Walden extended his career high to 10 sacks for the season. He's been an unexpected success in the pass rush after three disappointing seasons with the Colts.

November 21, 2016 02:08 PM
Colts' Erik Walden: Records eighth sack in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had three total tackles, a sack and 2.5 tackles for a loss in Sunday's win over Tennessee.

Walden has a career high eight sacks as he's been an unheralded productive pass rusher this season.

October 24, 2016 03:28 PM
Colts' Erik Walden: Records fifth sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had two tackles and his fifth sack in Sunday's win over Tennessee.

Walden is getting more playing time with Trent Cole released and making the most of it as he's just one sack from his career high.

September 27, 2016 03:44 PM
Colts' Erik Walden: Gets third sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had two sacks, three tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win over San Diego.

Walden should get more snaps on defense with Trent Cole placed on injured reserve. Walden could be on a roll with three sacks in three games.

September 12, 2016 02:23 PM
Colts' Erik Walden: Gets sack in season opening loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had three tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Walden had just three sacks last season, so hopefully this is a good sign for his production this season. He's set to get the most playing time at outside linebacker as he played 42 of 64 snaps on defense.

December 22, 2015 01:16 AM
Colts' Erik Walden: Returns to starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had four total tackles and a quarterback hurry in Sunday's loss to Houston.

Walden returned after missing a game due to a foot injury and resumed a starting role at outside linebacker.

December 13, 2015 11:46 AM
Colts' Erik Walden: Out against Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (foot) is inactive against Jacksonville, the Indianapolis Star reports.

With Walden out, Jonathan Newsome will start at outside linebacker.

November 30, 2015 09:42 AM
Colts' Erik Walden: Two sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden had four total tackles and two sacks in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He played despite missing some practice time last week due to a sore foot.

Walden had one sack before Sunday but he's on pace for 50 tackles. Walden is getting almost all the snaps at his outside linebacker spot as Bjoern Werner has been a non-factor in Indy's defense.

June 1, 2015 03:28 PM
Report: Colts LB Erik Walden, girlfriend attacked
by Dave Peters |

Colts linebacker Erik Walden and his female companion were attacked, according to the Indy Star.

The Braselton Police state that Erica Palmer, who has two children with Walden, has been accused of slashing his arm with a knife and breaking the other woman's arm with a baseball bat. Palmer's children are alleged to have been in the vehicle at the scene at the time of the incident.

Palmer alledgedly parked her car outside Walden's home after she suspected that he was seeing another woman. Once the linebacker and his girlfriend arrived home, Palmer entered the house through the back door. It is said that Palmer had Walden's gun and a baseball bat.

After a struggle ensued, Walden wrestled the gun away but Palmer reportedly broke his girlfriend's arm with the bat. She then fled the home, only to reappear from the woods with a knife and slashed Walden's arm as he and his girlfriend were leaving in his car to go to the hospital.

The Colt has since been released from the hospital. The children have been placed in Walden's care for the time being.

Palmer was arrested on numerous charges following the incident.

Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Kansas City Chiefs9109.010000.0000
2008Miami Dolphins654.010000.0000
2009Miami Dolphins1187.010000.0000
2010Green Bay Packers92521.043000.0001
2010Miami Dolphins200.000000.0000
2011Green Bay Packers166041.0193000.0002
2012Green Bay Packers154627.019322211.02004
2013Indianapolis Colts154526.0193000.0003
2014Indianapolis Colts153725.0126000.0000
2015Indianapolis Colts154228.0143000.0000
2016Indianapolis Colts164231.01111000.0000
2017Tennessee Titans163625.0114000.0000
2018Seattle Seahawks000.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Kansas City Chiefs900000000
2008Miami Dolphins600000000
2009Miami Dolphins1100000000
2010Green Bay Packers900000000
2010Miami Dolphins200000000
2011Green Bay Packers1600101511
2012Green Bay Packers1500000000
2013Indianapolis Colts15111011010
2014Indianapolis Colts1500100000
2015Indianapolis Colts1500100000
2016Indianapolis Colts1600300000
2017Tennessee Titans1600001010
2018Seattle Seahawks000000000

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Dublin, GA, USA
Middle Tennessee
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