Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless told reporters Monday that he missed the start of training camp due to the death of his baby daughter at birth last week.
“Andrew obviously has been gone because of what him and his family have been dealing with,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday. “From a professional standpoint, you've got to make sure that he's OK, and that's the priority.”
The sixth-year NFL veteran took the field Saturday following his absence from the first two practices of training camp.
“My son was able to come out there (for practice),” an emotional Quarless told reporters. “He was really looking forward to being a big brother.”
Quarless started 11 games last season for the Packers, and caught 29 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns.
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