By Bill Bradley, contributing editor
Both players appealed their penalties by Thursday to arbiters appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. Appeals officers Ted Cottrell and Matt Birk upheld Goldson's and Walden's suspensions, respectively.
Goldson faces his second suspension and his third player-safety violation of the season. He was fined $30,000 for an excessive hit to the head during Week 1 and suspended one game for hitting a defenseless player in the head during Week 2, the latter of which was appealed and reduced to a $100,000 fine.