Following Sunday's practice, Bengals defensive tackle Brandon Thompson walked with a noticeable limp, had his knee wrapped and what appeared to be an envelope with MRI results in his hand. Thompson didn't practice on Monday and the players had the day off on Tuesday.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Lewis said that Thompson will "miss a few weeks".
Marvin Lewis: DT Brandon Thompson will miss a few weeks.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) July 31, 2013
Thompson, according to Lewis, suffered a sprained knee.
DT Thompson has sprained knee; Goard concussion— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 31, 2013
Thompson figures to battle for playing time this year. Geno Atkins and Domata Peko are your obvious starters and no one is taking away their respective snaps, leaving Thompson's primary competition against Devon Still. Wallace Gilberry is believed to be the team's interior pass rusher, which makes the number of snaps between Still and Thompson even more limited.