Eagles coach Andy Reid’s oldest son found dead

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Authorities had few details about Garrett Reid’s death.

“What I can tell you is this morning we were contacted by the Lehigh campus police department and (were) requested to respond for the discovery of a deceased male,” said Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek. “We are conducting an investigation with the cooperation of the Lehigh campus police department and I personally pronounced Mr. Reid deceased at the scene.”

Andy Reid, a father of five, took a leave of absence from the Eagles during the 2007 offseason to spend more time with his family.

Reid is in his 14th season in Philadelphia. He’s led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances, six NFC East titles, five conference championship games and one Super Bowl loss.

“We’ve been with Andy for a long time. He’s always been strong for us; we’re going to be strong for him right now,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. “As a father and a friend, we’re all hurting.”

BEARS: Wide receiver Devin Thomas left the Bears on Sunday and later announced his retirement. The former Washington Redskins and New York Giants player offered no immediate explanation, saying on Twitter, “I have decided to retire from the NFL.”

A 2008 second-round draft pick by the Redskins, he was cut in 2010 and made three catches last season with the Giants. He had 43 career receptions for 482 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 24.1 yards per kick return.

LIONS: Defensive end Cliff Avril has reported to training camp after signing his tender Sunday morning. Avril will make $10.6 million this season as a franchise-tagged player. He didn’t report with his teammates to training camp July 26 and missed more than a week of practice.

COWBOYS: Receiver Miles Austin is expected to miss at least a few days with a strained hamstring. Coach Jason Garrett said Sunday that the team will be cautious with Austin, who missed six games last season because of problems with both hamstrings. 

 

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