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Philbin Rejoins Packers 2 Days After Son’s Funeral

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will rejoin the Green Bay Packers for Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the New York Giants after spending the week away from the team to mourn the death of his son.

A Packers spokesman says Philbin and the team decided Sunday morning that he would coach in the game. CBS Sports first reported Saturday that Philbin would have a role with the team.

The body of 21-year-old Michael Philbin was recovered from an icy river in Oshkosh on Monday. A preliminary autopsy found that he drowned. Several Packers players and coaches attended a visitation Thursday and the funeral service Friday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that the team was giving Philbin as much time as he needed to be with his family.

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