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Report: Jets have talked to Erik Walden recently

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There aren’t many players from our Hot 100 list of the top free agents in the league still unsigned at this point in the offseason, but the small group includes linebacker Erik Walden.

Walden is coming off an 11-sack season for the Colts, who opted for almost total overhaul of their linebacking corps after Chris Ballard was hired as their new General Manager while Walden has remained on the market. There are some signs of interest, though.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets have had talks with Walden in recent weeks. As anyone who has paid attention to the team’s offseason is aware, the Jets could use talent at almost every spot on the roster. Acquiring the 31-year-old would mark a departure from the youth movement that’s gone on in their patch of New Jersey this offseason.

Walden visited with the Titans early in free agency and Terry McCormick of reports they’ve stayed in contact over the last couple of months.

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6 Responses to “Report: Jets have talked to Erik Walden recently”
  1. tylawspick6 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:07 PM


    This guy is part of Indy’s Swiss cheese D of late (15 years).


  2. toybkshr says: Jun 9, 2017 3:53 PM

    They can’t cut him – he’s not on the team yet!!

  3. deuce22222 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:10 PM

    …….and Kaepernick feels slighted by the Jets because he did not receive a call.

  4. schmitty2 says: Jun 9, 2017 5:20 PM

    Must be more than meets the eye on this. How is a FA 11 sack LB still unsigned?

  5. ben444 says: Jun 9, 2017 6:38 PM

    What!!!! Erik Walden had 11 sacks last year?

    Man the Pack missed out on this guy then.

    All well its the Packs time this year.

    Go Pack GO!

  6. abanig says: Jun 10, 2017 1:39 PM

    He’s going to be 32 in August, last year was the first year he had double digit sacks in 9 years. Kind of a shock he’s still available but given his age and he’s a one year wonder and one trick pony, it’s not that shocking.

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