Nearly 900 mourners, including
Reid, who was an offensive tackle at Glendale college for part of the 2003 season, died Sunday in his dorm room at
Reid, the oldest of five children to Tammy and Andy Reid, a former standout Glendale college football player, had been working as an unofficial camp assistant to the team's strength and conditioning coach at the Eagles' training site at Lehigh. The cause of death has yet to be determined and an autopsy was expected to be completed this week, though Andy Reid, in a family statement released by him Monday night, hinted that Garrett Reid, who had struggled with drug use, "lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years."
Among the guests who attended the service included
"His spirit for life, the joy he lived with for every single day," Harbaugh, a former assistant under Reid from 1999-2007, told the
The elder Reid was an offensive lineman and kicker for the Vaqueros from 1976-77. Reid helped the Vaqueros capture the Western State Conference championship in 1977 before transferring to Brigham Young University. He was inducted into the Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003 and has been Philadelphia's coach since 1999, leading the Eagles to an appearance in the 2004
Reid was absent from Monday's team practice and the Eagles did not conduct any practice sessions Tuesday. Media reports surfaced Tuesday that Reid might return to camp Wednesday or join the Eagles prior to their preseason opener Thursday against the host Pittsburgh Steelers.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie told the Inquirer on Tuesday that "all indications are that [Reid] probably will" coach.