Erik Walden
Erik Walden
2010 Packers Active
Home Position Road
93 OLB
General information
Height 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight 245 lbs.
Born August 21, 1985
Birthplace Flag of the United States Dublin, Georgia
Career information
College Middle Tennessee State Middle Tennessee State
NFL Draft 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 167
Drafted by Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
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Erik Walden (born August 21, 1985 in Dublin, Georgia) is an outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).

He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft after playing college football at Middle Tennessee State. Walden would also make journeys with the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins before being signed by the Packers during the 2010 season. In the final season of the 2010 regular season, Walden was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week in only his second career start.

College careerEdit

Walden played college football at Middle Tennessee State. He led the Blue Raiders against Central Michigan in the 2006 Motor City Bowl with six tackles and two quarterback sacks.

NFL Professional careerEdit

Cowboys Dallas CowboysEdit

Walden was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys during the 2008 NFL Draft in the sixth round with the 167th overall pick. He signed a four-year contract with the Cowboys on July 22, 2008. However, he was waived by the team on August 30 during final cuts.

Chiefs Kansas City ChiefsEdit

A day after being let go by the Cowboys, hoping he would clear waivers enabling them to sign him to their practice squad, Walden was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on August 31, 2008. Walden would play in nine games and contribute 10 tackles with the team. On November 19, the Chiefs waived Walden.

Dolphins Miami DolphinsEdit

A day after being let go by the Chiefs, Walden was claimed off waivers the next day again, this time by the Miami Dolphins on November 20, 2008. It would be the third team Walden had played for during his rookie season. In six games, he contributed five total tackles.

During the 2009 season, Walden played 11 games for nine total tackles. In 2010, he was active for two games with Miami until being released.

Packers Green Bay PackersEdit

After a onslaught of injuries to the Packers linebackers corps (which included Nick Barnett, Brad Jones, and Brady Poppinga being placed on injured reserve), Walden was signed off the street by the Packers on October 31, 2010. After Frank Zombo was sidelined by an injury, Walden was thrust in as a starter. In a win-or-go-home scenario in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, Walden's second career start was the best game of his career on January 2, 2011. Walden led the team with 3 sacks and 12 tackles and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. He finished the season with twenty tackles in 9 games (two starts).


Season NFL Team Games Tackles Interceptions
G GS Comb Solo Ast Sck PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TD
2008 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs 9 0 10 9 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Dolphins helmet Miami Dolphins 6 0 5 4 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 Dolphins helmet Miami Dolphins 11 0 8 7 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Dolphins helmet Miami Dolphins 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 9 2 25 21 4 3.0 1 -- -- -- -- --
1 Yr Packers PACKERS TOTAL 9 2 25 21 4 3.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
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