As the Eagles assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, his job is to work with Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and the rest of the team’s talented playmakers.
But for obvious reasons, this morning was different.
Jason Kelce said they could see the ambulances rushing to Sayre Park dormitories Sunday morning – the first sign for them that something was wrong.
“When I first saw it going to Building C I thought it was one of the coaches, but then we found at it was Garrett,” said Kelce.“When they first told me had passed I didn’t think it was real. You kind of get that feeling like, this guy’s been misinformed; that can’t be right.”
It was a couple minutes shy of 2:30 p.m., and the Eagles were getting ready to begin their regularly-scheduled afternoon practice. Roseman grabbed his sunglasses and his camouflage hat. He sprayed on some sunblock and returned to the walkway where the players were filtering out. He greeted Jason Avant, put his arm around DeSean Jackson and made his way to the practice field.
Less than seven hours earlier, Roseman was the man who had to deliver the news to the public: Garrett Reid, Andy’s oldest son, had been found dead at the age of 29. Tragedy had struck the Reid family, and the Eagles’ family.
But practice would still go on.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued the following statement following the death of Andy Reid‘s oldest son, Garrett:
“We are deeply saddened by the news about Garrett Reid. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy, Tammy and their family. We will support them and the Eagles in any way we can through this difficult time.”
He was 29-years-old.
Lehigh University chief of police Edward Shupp said a 9-1-1 call was placed at 7:20 Sunday morning from Sayre Park dormitories. Garrett Reid was deceased upon the officer’s arrival.