Pat back on field, at least

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

At least something is going right for Pat Woodcock.

After he and his family were forced from their townhome on Saturday because of a nearby fire, the Edmonton Eskimos receiver has returned to the practice field for the first time since injuring a knee early in the regular season.

"It felt good to get out and run around a bit - get your mind off things," said Woodcock yesterday.

His playing status for this week is up in the air - just like the status of when he can return to his townhome. Some of the siding melted in the heat from the nearby blaze. Windows are also broken out and there is smoke damage inside.

"There are supposed to be some inspectors going in this week to make sure none of the wiring got melted," he explained. "Hopefully if that stuff is OK they can turn the power back on and then we just have to deal with the smoke."

MOOKIE'S MOMENT?

While the Toronto Argonauts will unveil their third jersey tomorrow when they host the Montreal Alouettes, the night may be all about Derrell (Mookie) Mitchell. The ex-Esks slotback should become the club's career receiving leader, needing just five yards to break Paul Masotti's club record of 8,772 all-time yards.


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