Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid will lay his son Garrett to rest today in Pennsylvania.

The 29 year old eldest son of Coach Reid died at Eagles training camp earlier this week. While an official cause of death has not been released, Coach Reid has alluded to the fact that the death appears to be the final chapter in his son’s battle with drugs.

The Reid’s released this statement:

“On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss.

“We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and brother. He made us laugh, he was a pleasure to be around, he always had a smile on his face, and we will miss him dearly. We will never forget him, and we will remember him with love.

“Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.

“I spoke with the team yesterday and thanked them for their thoughts and prayers. I asked them to continue with their preparations for the upcoming season until I am ready to rejoin the team.

“It is in times like these that we lean on our faith, our family, our friends, and our Eagles family. We will do so in the difficult times ahead.

“Thank you again for your continued support.”

The Teensavers Team’s hearts go out to the Reid family.

If you know someone who struggles with drugs, please get them help.

If you are unsure whether your child is abusing drugs, we remind you that we have created the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit for families.

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