Some sad news rocked the NFL world today. Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his dorm room at Lehigh University. The 28-year-old Garrett was at Lehigh to help the Eagles with strength and conditioning during training camp. Andy Reid was absent from the team’s morning practice.
The Eagles initially reported that Andy Reid was missing practice for personal reasons and later explained his absence.
“I have some heartbreaking news to share with you all,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said while addressing the media. “It is with great sadness that I tell you Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Coach Reid, was found dead this morning in his room here at training camp. This is a tough morning for all us.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Reid family as they go through this tragedy.