Garrett Reid was serving as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach during the team's preseason camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., when he was found unresponsive in the C Building at the Sayre Park dorm complex.
He had been a fixture around the team since his release from prison in 2009 for drug and other offenses.
The day after Reid's death, his family acknowledged his drug addiction.
"Garrett's road through life was not always an easy one," Andy Reid said in the statement. "He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart."
Last Tuesday, more than 900 family, friends and members of the NFL community attended a 90-minute funeral service.
The team and staffers attended the service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Broomall, as did former players including Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook. Also supporting the Reid family were NFL coaches and officials such as Bill Belichick, John Harbaugh, Mike Holmgren, and Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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