Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Philadelphia Eagles broke camp at Lehigh University after about a month in which the coach's son died, injuries mounted and the team's top units played flat in the first pre-season game.
One pre-season game does not make a season. As the Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up training camp at Lehigh University Wednesday, players and coaches hoped a better showing would be possible against the New England Patriots on Monday. While the Birds beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first game at the Linc, the offense and defense -- at least the first units -- struggled mightily and showed signs that the gaffes of last year are not completely behind the team. There certainly were bright spots on offense: Last week, we addressed the player battles for roster spots on offense. Defense, though, is even more of a challenge. Defensive linemen Phillip Hunt and Brandon Graham battled. With Jason Babin, Trent Cole and Cullen Jenkins roster locks …
Friday, August 10, 2012
As pre-season games begin, players on Philadelphia Eagles try to showcase talents to earn spot on roster.
Editor's Note: This is a weekly report every Friday about the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp at Lehigh University. As August heats up, the past few weeks of training at Lehigh University for the Philadelphia Eagles start to mean something. The players have tested their skills against each other. Now they will battle against opponents in four pre-season games, the first which kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night (the Eagles won, 24-23). Camp has been relatively quiet this week with the death of Coach Andy Reid's son Garrett. Full practices were held Sunday and Monday, but the team took the day off to attend Garrett's funeral Tuesday. After a walk-through Wednesday morning, the game Thursday and another day off …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Eagles Coach Andy Reid's oldest son Garrett began using drugs after high school and struggled with drug addiction and drug dealing for close to 10 years before his death Sunday at Lehigh University.
Andy Reid's oldest son Garrett began using drugs after high school and struggled with drug addiction and drug dealing for close to 10 years. Philly.com wrote an extensive report on the Reid family's upheavals in 2010. Here is a timeline of Garrett Reid's troubled life leading up to today's tragedy at Eagles Training Camp in Bethlehem: 2003: Garrett Reid enters drug rehab at age 20. Reid said he didn't use drugs until he graduated from high school but then started with marijuana and alcohol at age 18. That was followed by prescription pain killers Percocet and OxyContin and then cocaine and heroin, according to an ESPN news report. January 2007: Garrett Reid ran a red light in Plymouth Township and crashed into a car. Syringes with heroin …
Garrett Reid, son of Eagles football Coach Andy Reid, was found dead in a Lehigh University dorm room on Sunday in the midst of the team's pre-season training camp.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid was found dead this morning in a dorm room at Lehigh University, where the team has summer training camp. Garrett Reid, 29, was found in his bed at the Sayre Park dorms following a struggle of almost 10 years with drug addiction and drug dealing. Reid was helping at camp with players' stength training and conditioning. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman made the announcement to reporters after the team's walk-through Sunday morning: "It is a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family. Garrett grew up with this team, and that makes this news even harder for us to process. Our hearts go out to Andy, Tammy, Britt, Spencer, Crosby and Drew Ann. Coach has spent the morning …