BBAO: Erik Walden's status with Packers

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Barring action from the team, Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden appears free and clear to rejoin his teammates Tuesday when they resume football activities following a long weekend.

Walden, who was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of domestic violence against his girlfriend, was released from jail Monday on a $1,000 signature bond. No formal charges have been filed at this point while investigators continue compiling information and, according to the Associated Press report, "determine if this is a case of miscommunication or if the woman is trying to protect Walden."

The Packers haven't had any comment on the incident other than to acknowledge Friday they were aware of it. Walden has started all 11 games this season. If the Packers decide to remove him from the lineup Sunday against the New York Giants, Frank Zombo would be a candidate to replace him.

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