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NFL Shows Support For Andy Reid At Son's Funeral

Police estimate that some 600 people (update - reports now say as many as 900) attended the funeral of Garrett Reid today, many of which came from all around the NFL.

In addition to most, if not all of the Eagles team, commissioner Roger Goodell was there along with Brian Westbrook, Ron Jaworski, Steve Mariucci and Jeremiah Trotter. Eagles owner Jeff Lurie attended as did his soon to be ex-wife Christina. Saints owner Tom Benson brought a delegation with him on his private plane that included Bill Belichick, Steve Spagnuolo and Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt.

Reid's mentor, Mike Holmgren, brought his ex -Eagles/current Browns contingent including Pat Shurmur, Tom Heckert & Brad Childress. Ravens head coach and former Eagles assistant John Harbaugh was there, as was Colts GM Ryan Grigson. I have no doubt there are many more not mentioned here.

It's an inspiring show of support for coach Reid. Jason Avant said it was tough to speak with Andy, but he made sure that he knew the team was there for him.,

"Oh it was very, very tough when I got the chance to talk to him," said Avant. "He was having a very hard time but he is solid as a rock. As far as his personality, his spirit [and] his faith in Jesus Christ, it's all upholding him right now. That's one of the things that he wanted to make sure the team knew. He is still Coach Reid. We want to be there for him. We can't do anything as players in this situation but go out and do our jobs the best we can. We can be there for moral support and also to have a shoulder to cry on. This time is one of those times as an Eagles family that it is hurting everyone."

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