Son of Packers' offensive coordinator Joe Philbin found dead
The son of Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has died.
Michael Philbin’s body was recovered from the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wis., today, a day after he was reported missing. The Green Bay Press-Gazette is reporting the news. Michael Philbin, 21, was last heard from at about 2 a.m. on Sunday when he went to visit friends at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was reported missing Sunday night.
Michael Philbin is the second-oldest of six children for Joe and Diane Philbin. The Packers canceled a portion of their media availability on Monday.
“The Philbin family is obviously going through a tough time right now, and as we always have, we’re a family first philosophy with our organization, with our program, so we’re supporting Joe and his family the best we can,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in a statement released by the team.
Joe Philbin has been the Packers offensive coordinator since 2007. He is a head-coaching candidate for the Miami Dolphins and interviewed with the Kansas City Chiefs before they promoted Romeo Crennel.
Oshkosh is about 45 miles from Green Bay. The Packers will host the New York Giants in a divisional round playoff game Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The NFP sends its prayers and thoughts to friends and family of Michael Philbin.
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