NFL Colleagues React To Death Of Garrett Reid

As you could imagine, colleagues from around the National Football League expressed their sadness upon hearing the news about the passing of Andy Reid’s eldest son Garrett.  Here are a few of the comments that have been expressed.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:

“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.”

Mike and Kathy Holmgren:

“Andy and Tammy have been great friends to us for many years.  Our prayers are with them and their family during this very difficult time.”

Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy, Tammy and the entire Reid family.  Those of us who worked so long in Philadelphia knew Garrett very well.  Andy is a friend and mentor to many of us here at the Browns and we all are thinking about him and his family during this tragic time.”

Saints Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo:

“Maria and I are greatly saddened by this unexpected news. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Andy, Tammy and their family during this very difficult time.”

Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt:

“All of us in the NFL community send our deepest sympathy and condolences to Andy & Tammy. We share their grief and are ready to support them in any way possible during what is obviously an incredibly difficult time for them and their family.”

Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb:

“Anyone that’s been around Andy for any amount of time knows how important family is and how much his kids mean to him. This is devastating news. My heart goes out to Andy and Tammy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them right now.”

Colts GM Ryan Grigson:

“I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Reid family. They are a special family led by two extremely strong and loving parents in Coach and his wife Tammy. I ask that the entire Colt’s nation and football fans everywhere lift Coach Reid and his family up in prayer during this difficult time.”

Donovan McNabb:

“I was both shocked and saddened when I heard the news this morning of Garrett’s passing. During my time [in Philadelphia], both Garrett and Britt spent a lot of time around the football team and I know how much Andy loves them. I spent a lot of time with Andy and his family; we had a great friendship … we still do. My heart goes out to Andy, Tammy and the rest of the Reid family. I cannot imagine what they are feeling right now. God be with them.”

Joe Banner:

“Words cannot express my sadness upon hearing the tragic news this morning. I’ve known Garrett since he was a teenager and saw him grow up amongst the Eagles family. It’s hard to comprehend how heartbreaking it must feel to lose a child. My deepest condolences go out to Andy, Tammy and their entire family.”

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