Andrew Quarless suffered a great loss at the end of last month.
After missing the first two days of practice with the Green Bay Packers, the tight end addressed reporters on Monday, revealing his second child with longtime girlfriend Rosie Sierra died during childbirth. Later that same day, he posted an emotional statement to fans on Instagram.
"Arielle Cecilia Quarless was born July 29th 2015 at 4:16pm 7 pounds 13.7 oz 21 inches," Quarless announced on Instagram on Monday. "I want to thank all my family, friends, teammates, coaches/staff, and fans for being such a support to me and my family.. My life will never be the same but with everybody's help we have been able to celebrate and honor my daughters life and this means the world to me I promise.. We were planning to have a baby instead we had an angel #GodsGifts."
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According to an ESPN report on Monday, Quarless returned to practice on Saturday, and explained what had happened days later.
"Probably the saddest day of my life," he said of the loss of his daughter last Wednesday. "I thank this team for the type of support they have given me to help me get through this. Just very thankful for these guys. It's really a family in here. It's really a family. It felt real good just to get out there, catch some passes, be able to run around a little bit, kind of get back to your old self and get back into things. I'm looking forward to moving on in this camp and getting ready for the season."