Mike Patterson's truck bursts into flames; is out for the year

MJD

This will ruin a day.

Mike Patterson's(notes) GMC truck burst into flames today at the NovaCare Complex. The Eagles defensive tackle was not in the truck at the time and no one else was injured, but his vehicle was ashen and crisp after security guards put out the flames with extinguishers.

The Philadelphia fire department arrived soon after. One fireman said that an overheating battery was the likely cause.

That can't be pleasant. A man goes about his day, parks his truck, goes inside and puts in a few hours of hard work, and when he can finally go home and relax ... his truck is sitting in the parking lot, a twisted, smoldering, metal carcass. That's no fun.

The report comes from Jeff McLane at philly.com, and he also passes along that no one was hurt, and no one else's car caught fire.

In the same post, tucked away in a little note at the bottom, is the news that the Eagles released punter Durant Brooks(notes). That, too, would make for a bad day. First you get released, then you go home and read about it, only to see that the news of your firing is a distant, distant second to an injury to Mike Patterson's truck.

Rough day for a couple of Eagles.

Gracias, PFT.