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Eagles Still Practicing With Heavy Hearts

July 26, 2012;Bethlehem, PA. USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) looks on during training camp at Lehigh University. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
July 26, 2012;Bethlehem, PA. USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) looks on during training camp at Lehigh University. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

The Eagles have not taken a break in the wake of Garret Reid's death and to a man seem to agree that practice is a welcome distraction. But when its over, little else appears to be on their mind.

Michael Vick says that this can't help but make you think of your own children.

"That's the difficult aspect of it. I have three kids of my own. I have a son. It just makes you want to strengthen the relationships that you have and enjoy them each and every day and not take life for granted. It is all in God's will and in God's hands and when he calls us then we have to go."

He also described his relationship with Garrett.

"Just a great spirit [with] a lot of enthusiasm, fun to be around and always is going to make you smile when you are in a bad mood. He can always get you to crack a smile and that's what I am going to miss about him. That is what I enjoyed each and every day. In the offseason he was one of the reasons [that] being with [head strength and conditioning coach] Barry Rubin that I came to work five days out of the week."

LeSean McCoy says that Andy addressed the team before left.

"He said, ‘Guys, stick together. We're all in this together.' We're actually his extended family, he said, and he said it's tough right now but we need to stay together as a team even in his absence. He wants to be here, stay together, train hard, and try and achieve our goal. Playing a game is something big, but playing for him and his family actually motivates us a little bit more."

Many members of the team were among the estimated 600 or so to attend Garrett's funeral today in Broomall.