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Andrew Quarless hoping to move on after personal tragedy

Green Bay, Wis. – Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless revealed to the media on Monday he missed the first two days of training camp because he lost his daughter during delivery last week.

"Probably the saddest day of my life," Quarless said.

Quarless returned to practice last Saturday, and being back on the field was therapeutic for the tight end.

"I was a little drained the past couple of days," Quarless said. "Just to get back out there today, it was a great feeling. It was a great feeling just to be back around my teammates, having fun, actually just smile and be happy. That was good for me."

Quarless was also able to practice today with several members of his family in attendance.

"My son was able to come out there and he was really looking forward to being a big brother," Quarless said, holding back tears.

It’s been a rough month for No. 81. After being arrested back in July for firing a gun in Florida, his first conversation with Head Coach Mike McCarthy was described as McCarthy being "very disappointed" in his actions.

"I just apologized to him for bringing negativity to this place," Quarless said. "We have a great group of character guys. There’s just so much character in this locker room. I just apologized for bringing negativity here because you never want to bring negativity to something like this. He did tell me to just focus. Don’t be too hard on yourself. As a man, you learn, you make mistakes and you learn from them. His biggest thing is to just stay focused and I kind of took that into my training, just tried to focus on my training, trained hard and tried to come back in the best shape I can. That was my main goal."

Quarless could face some sort of disciplinary action from the NFL; however, he expressed his gratitude for the support his teammates have shown him.

"It’s just so much support, sometimes more than I feel I deserve," Quarless said. "Just the amount of love from everybody, has just been good for me. I think as you grow older as a man, you really understand life and you really understand things. You can’t take things for granted. Life is serious."

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Green Bay, Wis. – Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless revealed to the media on Monday he missed the first two days of training camp because he lost his daughter during delivery last week.

"Probably the saddest day of my life," Quarless said.

Quarless returned to practice last Saturday, and being back on the field was therapeutic for the tight end.

"I was a little drained the past couple of days," Quarless said. "Just to get back out there today, it was a great feeling. It was a great feeling just to be back around my teammates, having fun, actually just smile and be happy. That was good for me."

Quarless was also able to practice today with several members of his family in attendance.

"My son was able to come out there and he was really looking forward to being a big brother," Quarless said, holding back tears.

It’s been a rough month for No. 81. After being arrested back in July for firing a gun in Florida, his first conversation with Head Coach Mike McCarthy was described as McCarthy being "very disappointed" in his actions.

"I just apologized to him for bringing negativity to this place," Quarless said. "We have a great group of character guys. There’s just so much character in this locker room. I just apologized for bringing negativity here because you never want to bring negativity to something like this. He did tell me to just focus. Don’t be too hard on yourself. As a man, you learn, you make mistakes and you learn from them. His biggest thing is to just stay focused and I kind of took that into my training, just tried to focus on my training, trained hard and tried to come back in the best shape I can. That was my main goal."

Quarless could face some sort of disciplinary action from the NFL; however, he expressed his gratitude for the support his teammates have shown him.

"It’s just so much support, sometimes more than I feel I deserve," Quarless said. "Just the amount of love from everybody, has just been good for me. I think as you grow older as a man, you really understand life and you really understand things. You can’t take things for granted. Life is serious."

First seen at http://www.wearegreenbay.com/

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