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Reaction To Garrett Reid's Passing

Posted Aug 5, 2012

The reaction to the tragic news regarding the passing of Andy Reid's son Garrett was swift as many current and former teammates, coaches and supporters offered their condolences ...

Quarterback Michael Vick on Twitter: "My condolences go out to Coach Reid and his family. Stay strong and we LOVE you coach."

Former safety Brian Dawkins on Twitter: ""My prayers 4 strength & Healing Father, 4 Coach Reid, Tammy and Family. RIP Garrett!!!!"

Former linebacker Jeremiah Trotter on Twitter: "Prayers go out to Andy Reid and family so sad to hear his son passing, praying for you and the fam."

Former quarterback Donovan McNabb: "I was both shocked and saddened when I heard the news this morning of Garrett’s passing. During my time, 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."

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, longtime Eagles personnel assistant: "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."

Former Colts head coach and NFL analyst Tony Dungy: "At times like this when life hurts u have to look to God!"

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."

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, longtime Eagles assistant: "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."

New York Giants team statement on Twitter: ""We were saddened to learn of the passing of Garrett Reid this morning. Andy Reid and his family are in our thoughts and prayers."

New Orleans Saints team statement on Twitter: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eagles HC Andy Reid, his wife Tammy and their entire family at this most difficult time."

Philadelphia Phillies team statement on Twitter: "The Phillies family extends our condolences to Andy Reid, his family and the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization."

Temple head football coach Steve Addazio: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Reid family"

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on Twitter: "Our deepest condolences go out to Andy Reid and his family during this tough time."

Buffalo Bills team statement on Twitter: "An unthinkable tragedy in Lehigh this morning. Our thoughts are with the Reid and @Eagles families."

Former running back Brian Westbrook on Twitter: "So very sad to hear the news about Garrett Reid!! Bless the Reid family and friends!!? So sorry for your (loss)!?"

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Twitter: "My blessings go out to the Reid Family .. We lost a close 1 this morning .."

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Twitter: "Prayers go out to coach Reid and his family....RIP Garrett...much love!"

Offensive tackle Todd Herremans on Twitter: "Terrible news today.. Please pray for the Reid family in this tough time.. Garret was a good friend and will truly be missed!"

Former safety Quintin Mikell on Twitter: "Damn. RIP Garrett. Im Praying For The Reid Family."

Former center Jamaal Jackson on Twitter: "Prayers goes out to Andy, Tammy the entire Reid family also the Eagles organization. Forever in my prayers."

Safety Kurt Coleman on Twitter: "Prayers and condolences go out. May God protect us and serve us in this time of need."

Defensive end Darryl Tapp on Twitter: "Sad day for #EaglesNation R.I.P Garrett Reid. You will be missed"

Safety Colt Anderson on Twitter: "'G' will truly be missed by all. Please pray for the Reid family."

Offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde on Twitter: "Sometimes we get caught up thinking that football is life. Then something happens that reminds us it’s just a game. Today is that day."

Cardinals quarterback 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."

Strategic Advisor to the Owner 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."

Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay on Twitter: Heart felt condolences to the Reid family. Andy and Tammy, our thoughts are with you.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett: "I, and we, want to express our sincere condolences to Andy Reid and his wife, Tammy, and their whole family, and the Philadelphia Eagle organization, for the loss of his son Garrett.

"Andy is a great guy. He is an outstanding football coach, but he’s a great guy. He’s been really good to me, and so good to so many people in the NFL for a long, long time. He’s part of our fraternity, and this is a really, really sad day for their family and really for everybody in the NFL. So I want to express our condolences to them, and just wanted to let them know that we’re here for them if they need any help from me or from the Dallas Cowboy organization."

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