The Philadelphia Eagles team and family are mourning today the loss of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of head coach Andy Reid. The 29-year-old Reid was found unresponsive at 7:20 a.m. in a campus dormitory at Lehigh University, home of the team training camp.
Responding to an early Sunday morning 911 call, police found Reid deceased upon their arrival, Lehigh police chief Edward Shupp said. At a morning news conference, general manager Howie Roseman informed the media of the circumstances.
“It is a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family,” Roseman said. “Garrett grew up with this team, and that makes this news even harder for us to process.”
Roseman’s statement was brief and he did not take any questions.
“From a football perspective, I can tell you that Andy has asked that we go forward with training camp.”
Roseman concluded his remarks by expressing respect and sympathy for the coach.
“On a personal note, we’ve been with Andy for a long time. He’s always been strong for us. We’re going to be strong for him right now.”