Eagles to honor Garrett Reid vs. Steelers
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles will honor Garrett Reid at their preseason game against the Steelers Thursday evening with a moment of silence and helmet decals with his initials.
Reid, the oldest child of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, died Sunday morning inside his dorm room on the Lehigh University campus where the Eagles have been holding training camp. He was 29.
Andy Reid left the team Sunday and returned on Wednesday, overseeing a morning walk-through. He plans to coach Thursday night, when the Eagles open their four-game preseason with a 7:30 p.m. game against the Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field.
The team requested and received permission from the NFL for the players to wear a helmet decal emblazoned with “GR,” Garrett Reid’s initials.
It is not yet known whether the team will formally request permission to continue wearing the helmet decals beyond Thursday night’s game.
Fans attending the game will be asked to stand and observe a moment of silence in Garrett Reid’s memory prior to the playing of the National Anthem.E-mail Reuben Frank at email@example.com