Joe Philbin can relate to Andy Reid's pain.
The Dolphins' coach this evening released a statement as a way of standing with the Philadelphia Eagles coach who today lost his son Garrett. Garrett Reid was found dead in a dorm room at Eagles camp. He typically spent his summers with the Eagles (and his father) when they went away to training camp.
In January one of Philbin's sons, Michael, drowned in a river in Oshkosh, Wis. Michael was taken too young at 21. Garrett Reid, whose cause of death has not yet been determined, was taken too young at 29.
“The loss of a child and a sibling is absolutely devastating to a family," Philbin said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to Andy and Tammy Reid as they mourn the loss of their precious son, Garrett. We will keep them and their other children, Britt, Spencer, Crosby and Drew Ann, in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time."