Reid Will Return Today

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidAndy Reid will attend the team’s walk-through this morning at 11 a.m., the team announced.

Reid will be available to meet with reporters afterwards.

On Sunday, his oldest son, Garrett Reid, was found dead at the age of 29 in a Lehigh University dorm. Eagles players and coaches were told about the news before practicing Sunday morning. They held their regularly-scheduled afternoon practice that afternoon. And the team practiced again on Monday without Reid.

Funeral services for Garrett Reid took place Tuesday, the team’s regularly-scheduled day off.

Today’s walk-through is closed to the fans.

The Eagles host the Steelers in their first preseason game Thursday night.

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  • George

    I think it’ll be wise for Phillymag.com to turn off the comment section for now. I don’t want fans coming on here and bashing Coach Reid and whatnot. Please keep everything in perspective.

    • distantfires

      George, Free expression is a right that a free people should exercise broadly and often. Yet your default position is for preemptive elimination? Any inappropriate post would reflect most poorly upon your mythical poster — from what I’ve read, every single comment here since Sunday has been 100% respectful of Coach Reid and his family at this sad time.

  • eagle20g

    George, I totally agree with your statement. Andy had lost someone very close to him, are thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family

  • blackbuzzard

    Sorry for your loss Big Red. Keep your head up coach. No one who hasn’t lost a child can truly know what you’re going through, but trust that all Eagles fans everywhere share your loss and wish you and the family strength through these tough times. Do what you need to do as a father first. You are a great teacher and your coaches know how to get the boys going for you.

  • Kei

    People across the country always point at our fan base and call us the worst of the bunch, but this isn’t about wins or losses, rivalries or titles. Let’s show a man who’s fought for us for 14 years, that we care. Please honor this mans son Thursday night by being gracious caring and respectful of him during this time. We ask that they give us everything, don’t we owe him our compassion. God bless you Andy, eagles nation mourns your loss with you…

  • ICDogg

    “I’m a football coach. This is what we do.”