Garrett Reid, the eldest son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid was found dead this morning in his room at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where the Eagles are holding training camp. He was 29 years old.
A 911 call was made at 7:20 a.m. Police say there are no signs of foul play.
The Eagles gathered in a circle this morning before their walk through and took a knee in prayer. According to the Eagles organization, coach Reid would like for practice and training camp to continue.
“Garrett grew up with this team, and this makes this news even harder to process,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman told the press this morning. “We’ve been with Andy for a long time. He’s always been strong for us. We’re going to be strong for him. As a father and a friend, we’re all hurting.”
Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie also expressed his condolences for Andy Reid.
“This news is heartbreaking for everyone in the Eagles family,” Lurie said in a statement. Our hearts go out to Andy, his wife, Tammy, and their children.”
During his absence offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo will oversee the team.
Garrett Reid had struggled with drug addiction in the past. While he was not considered a full-time employee, Garrett had a strong presence with the team, and was at Lehigh assisting with the strength coaches. His father Andy has been the head coach for the Eagles for the past 14 years, currently the longest tenured coach in the NFL.