Oldest son of Eagles' Reid found dead

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

Updated 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, Aug. 5

Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead at the site of Eagles training camp Sunday morning.

“This morning at approximately 7:20 am, officers received a 9-1-1 call about an unresponsive male in the Sayre Park dormitories," said Edward Shupp, the Lehigh University chief of police. "Upon arrival it was observed that attempts were made to revive the individual and it was unsuccessful. The individual, Garrett Reid, was deceased upon the officer’s arrival. There were no suspicious activities.”

Garrett Reid, 29, had been assisting the Eagles' strength and conditioning staff at training camp.

"This is a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family. Garrett grew up with this team and this makes this news even harder for us to process," Roseman said. "Our hearts go out to Andy, [wife] Tammy, [sons] Britt, Spencer, [daughters] Crosby and Drew Ann. Coach has spent the morning informing his family. We ask sincerely that you respect the family’s privacy during this time. The team has been informed of this news, as have [Chairman/CEO] Jeffrey [Lurie] and Christina [Weiss Lurie].

Andy Reid was missing from the start of practice this morning, but GM Howie Roseman told the assembled media that training camp would continue. The Eagles announced that coordinators Marty Mornhinweg (offense) and Juan Castillo (defense) would oversee the team while Reid is away.

“This news is heartbreaking for everyone in the Eagles family. Our hearts go out to Andy, his wife, Tammy, and their children,” Lurie said in a statement.

Garrett Reid is one of Andy and Tammy Reid's five children.