Packers Joe Philbin issues a statement

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin issued a statement following the death of his son, Michael, after falling into the icy waters of the Fox River in Oshkosh.

"We love Michael so much and will miss him dearly," Philbin said. "He loved his family, friends and life. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. We are appreciative of the prayers and the support of our family, friends and the Packers family. We ask for continued respect and privacy for our family as we deal with our loss.

"Our family also wants to thank the Oshkosh Police Department, Winnebago County Dive/Rescue/Recovery Team and the Winnebago County Coroner's office for their efforts and compassion during this difficult ordeal."

Packers general manager Ted Thompson issued the following statement:

"The Packers family was saddened to learn of the passing of Michael Philbin, son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe, his wife, Diane, and the Philbin family as they cope with their loss. This is an emotional and difficult time for them, and we ask that everyone respect their privacy. All of us in the Packers family share in their grief." Scout extends its deepest condolences to the Philbin family and the Packers organization. For more coverage of the NFL, go to Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

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