Packers Daily Links: Attorney Doesn't Think Walden Will Be Charged

Linebacker Erik Walden apologized to his teammates and fans on Tuesday. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Packers linebacker Erik Walden apologized to both fans and media yesterday after being arrested this past Friday on suspicion of domestic abuse. In an article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporter Tom Silverstein interviewed Walden's attorney, who doesn't think his client will be charged. "From my investigation (he shouldn't be)," attorney Steve Richards is quoted as saying. "From what I know." At the same time, the Packers have not said whether or not Walden will be suspended by the team or be subject to any other disciplinary action.

More on Erik Walden comes from, the Associated Press, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Fox Sports Wisconsin, the Packers official website, JSOnline and

Packers players reacted to Ndamukong Suh's two-game suspension handed down from the NFL on Tuesday for kicking offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith, but they more or less shrugged it off. “It is what it is. There’s nothing for me to really say about it,” lineman Bryan Bulaga told Jason Wilde of “There’s no feeling (of vindication) to it. The league took action and that’s what it is.” Suh's suspension will cost him two games' pay and he cannot be at the facilities with the team during the suspension.

More on Ndamukong Suh's suspension and how it relates to the Packers comes from the Journal Sentinel, the Press-Gazette, JSOnline, and Mike Vandermause in a column at the Press-Gazette.

While on the topic of Evan Dietrich-Smith, several people within the Packers organization expressed confidence he'd be able to fill in for injured right guard Josh Sitton. “I thought he did an admirable job,” Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie told the Press-Gazette. “Just like anyone, the more he plays, the better he’ll get. But to be thrown in there when he got thrown in, it’s a tribute to him. He’s a battler, a tough guy, smart. He’ll develop confidence in his technique every time that he plays. It was good to see.” Dietrich-Smith is an option to replace Sitton this week against the Giants, though the Packers have left open the possibility of first-round draft choice Derek Sherrod or fellow rookie Ray Dominguez playing as well.

Based upon an interview with Josh Sitton it appears as if the right guard could miss more than just the Giants game. "Asked about the injury he suffered at Detroit on Thanksgiving, Sitton said 'I have had this before' and wouldn’t elaborate beyond saying it occurred during his Packers career," writes Jason Wilde of "That means he was referring to the knee injury he suffered in preseason as a rookie in 2008, in a game at Denver." Sitton missed three games with that injury, and it's possible he could miss a similar amount of games this year as well. His return by the playoffs would seem to be a likely scenario, however.

Offensive lineman T.J. Lang is featured in an article by Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel about how he's gone from a partying lifestyle to take on a more professional tact. "The last three years, the personable, ultra-honest guard has matured from out-all-night 21-year-old to lights-out-by-10 father," writes Dunne. "Lang is the first to admit it. He didn't take this job seriously enough and nearly paid the price. This past summer, his career was pushed to a make-or-break training camp." Lang now has to deal with a father battling a life-threatening illness. It's a story worth reading.

A blog post with a connection to the T.J. Lang article appears at JSOnline about Evan Dietrich-Smith maturing as well.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks about Tim Tebow and religion at

The Packers' thoughts on the New York Giants, their upcoming opponent, appears at Packer Report (subscription required).

Scouting reports on the Giants appear at the Journal Sentinel (sub required) and the Press-Gazette.

Cornerback Charles Woodson told the NFL Network's Rich Eisen he hasn't heard of Ndamukong Suh apologizing to Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions in his weekly interview at the Packers official website.

Former Packer Nolan Luhn passed away.

Tickets are on sale for the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game this upcoming summer.

The Packers are hosting a pep rally in New Jersey on Saturday night before the Giants game.

Former Packer Matt Bowen looks at some Xs and Os of the Green Bay offense at the National Football Post.

Safety Charlie Peprah was interviewed on Clubhouse Live.

The Packers' return to work on Tuesday is covered at Fox Sports.

Video: Inside the Huddle recorded a special edition with Packers from three Super Bowl champions, Jerry Kramer, Santana Dotson and Donald Driver. Hat tip to JSOnline with more on Driver and the video series...

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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November 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

R.I.P. Mr. Luhn.


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