Bengals Brian Leonard Wearing A Knee Brace Following Injury During Tuesday's Practice

DETROIT - AUGUST 12: Brian Leonard #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs for a short gain during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Following Tuesday's minicamp practice, Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote small blurb that running back Brian Leonard "left the field midway through due to what looked to be a leg injury", however he "walked off under his own power." Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com updates that Leonard "surfaced in a knee brace Wednesday" but that he'll "be ready for the July 27 start of training camp."

Leonard is expected to be the team's third-down running back and there doesn't seem like much competition for his spot on the surface. Benjarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott are virtual locks, while Leonard appears as safe as anyone. The closest battle between backs for the 53-man roster appears to be the fourth spot between Cedric Peerman and Dan Herron, who was in a boot during OTA with limited practices. However that battle will be more about special teams than offense.

Rodney Stewart, Aaron Brown and Jourdan Brooks (also a fullback) aren't expected to change anyone's mind, unless they have an extraordinary couple of months.

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