After Thursday's minicamp workout at the NovaCare Complex ends, the Eagles' players will be scattering to their offseason homes for some rest and relaxation before training camp opens at Lehigh University on July 22.
Backup quarterback Trent Edwards has an exciting weekend planned. The avid golfer will be serving as a volunteer for the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
"I joined there as a member about five years ago and I've been looking forward to this ever since," said Edwards, who grew up 50 miles south of San Francisco in Los Gatos and played college football at Stanford University in Palo Alto. "It's going to be very exciting."
Edwards will miss today's opening round, but will spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday stationed at the Par-3 15th hole. He said Wednesday that he's not sure of his role, but is willing to do "whatever they ask" in an effort to watch Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, defending champion Rory McIroy and the other top golfers of the world try to tame the course.
Edwards, who owns a 3.7 handicap index, said his best round at Olympic was a 77 from the tips, but thinks the pros will have an easier time with it. Although U.S. Open venues are traditionally set up as tough as possible, Edwards was told by a fellow member that the winning score should be somewhere around 5-under par.
"The greens are small and if they let the rough grow out, they will have a tough time finding their ball," Edwards said with a laugh. "But those guys are so good, they shouldn't have too much trouble. I'm really looking forward to watching them."