Packers TE Andrew Quarless reveals daughter died upon delivery: "Probably the saddest day of my life"

GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Packers Tight End Andrew Quarless spoke with reporters on Monay, August 3rd -- after missing the first two Training Camp practices (on Thursday and Friday). Quarless returned to Training Camp on Saturday, and on Monday, it was revealed that his daughter died upon delivery last Wednesday, July 29th, ESPN reports.

Quarless had initially been excused from the first practice of camp on Thursday for what coach Mike McCarthy termed "a positive personal situation." The coach's tone changed ominously the following day when Quarless was again absent, saying the sixth-year tight end was dealing with "a very difficult family situation."

"Probably the saddest day of my life," Quarless said Monday, according to ESPN.

Quarless also thanked his team for their support, and said that it "felt good" to get back to practice.

"I'm looking forward to moving on in this camp and getting ready for the season," Quarless said Monday, according to ESPN.

ESPN says several of Quarless' family members were on hand for Monday's Training Camp practice, including his five-year-old son, whom Quarless said was "really looking forward" to being a big brother.

Quarless also thanked his team Monday for standing by him after his arrest in Florida for allegedly firing a gun in public on July 4th.

He has a court hearing scheduled for August 24th, and ESPN says he could face discipline from the NFL.

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