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DA Confirms Garrett Reid Possessed Steroids

District Attorney John Morganelli confirmed today that Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was in possession of steroids when he died on Aug. 5.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Saying Goodbye To Lehigh

An emotionally challenging training camp is mercifully coming to a close. Nnamdi Asomugha is being tested for a concussion, while another Eagles corner disputes claims that he is guilty of a dirty hit.

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Reid: ‘One More Step Forward’

Garrett ReidBefore the game several members of the Steelers organization, including Dan and Art Rooney and Mike Tomlin, came to the Eagles locker room to offer Reid their condolences. It was a big gesture, but not the biggest of the night.

With about four minutes remaining in the first quarter, a message from the Reids appeared on the Jumbotron thanking the fans for their support. This time a cheer was in order, followed by chants of simply, “Andy! Andy!”

“I did [hear them],” said Reid. “I take that as a compliment to my son and my family. That’s a humbling thing. I appreciate every bit of it. We feel the love. And during these kind of times that’s important.”

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10 Things To Watch: Eagles vs. Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles undrafted free agent Damaris Johnson.Football in Philadelphia makes its long-awaited return tonight as the Eagles host the Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast locally on 6-ABC.

Tim and I will be there, and we’ll be hosting a live chat right here, so be sure to join us.

Meanwhile, here’s a cheat-sheet for you: 10 things to keep an eye on this evening.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: DeSean Honored To Play For Reid

Today, we cover the Andy Reid – DeSean Jackson relationship, Asante Samuel’s latest interview and the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds.

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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean JacksonFrom league-wide support for Andy Reid to DeSean Jackson’s attitude, here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles.

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Andy Reid: ‘I’m a Humble Man Standing Before You’

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidA scene that none of us could have imagined, in the fourth day of a week none of us were prepared for.  Andy Reid stepping out of his black SUV and back onto the practice field, almost exactly 24 hours after the funeral services for his son, Garrett, began.

After a quiet and surreal walkthrough that lasted about a half-hour, Reid made his way over to the media tent and took to the podium.

“I’m a humble man standing before you. A very humble man,” he said. “I’m humble because of the outpouring, not only from the media but from our football team, from the fans, it was unbelievable. I’m not sure you ever think that many people care – not that you go in that direction – but it’s a very humbling feeling. And I know my son would feel the same way.”

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Vick: Season Dedicated To Garrett

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickMichael Vick admits he was somewhat surprised.

Three days after Andy Reid found out his son had died, and 24 hours after laying him to rest, the Eagles head coach was back on the practice fields at Lehigh.

“I was a bit surprised, but everybody is entitled to what they want to do, and how they feel,” Vick said. “We don’t know what he’s feeling or his means of dealing with certain things. Everybody deals with situations differently.”

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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.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Reviewing The Kevin Kolb Trade

Eagles cornerback Brandon BoykinA look at the haul the Eagles got for their former heir-apparent at quarterback. Plus, hundreds gather to pay their respects to Garrett Reid and the Reid family. The strong showing further demonstrates just how well Andy Reid is thought of across the NFL.

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NFL Family Comes Up Big For Reids

The funeral services for Garrett Reid were held Tuesday. The turnout of some 900 people showed the respect Andy has around the NFL.

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About 900 Gather For Garrett Reid’s Funeral

Garrett ReidGuests began filtering in to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Broomall around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

More than 90 minutes later, the doors closed, and they had all finally made their way inside to pay respects to Garrett William Reid, who died Sunday morning on the Lehigh University campus at the age of 29.

By the time Eagles quarterback Michael Vick arrived a little before 10 a.m., the line had formed an L-Shape around the back entrance. A church representative estimated that around 900 guests were in attendance for the service, which began a little after 11 a.m.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: T.O. Finds A Team

Each morning during training camp, we’ll be bringing you the Eagles Wake-up Call with links and notes from Lehigh. Today, we have the latest on Garrett Reid. And on the football side of things, Terrell Owens finds a team, plus Chris Polk makes his presence felt.

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Andy Reid: Garrett Lost Eight-Year Battle

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidBy Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus

Andy Reid released a statement on behalf of his family Monday evening.

The wording strongly suggests that Garrett Reid’s death was drug-related.

“Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one,” the statement read. “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.”

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Strong NFL Presence Expected At Garrett Reid’s Services

Eagles past and present are expected to join representatives from across the NFL Tuesday at the services for Andy Reid‘s oldest son, Garrett. Donovan McNabb […]