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Eskimos' Thompson out for the season with knee injury

TSN.ca Staff

6/4/2013 4:08:34 PM

The Edmonton Eskimos will be without offensive tackle Orrin Thompson for the entire CFL season after the team's 2012 outstanding O-Line nominee suffered a knee injury on Sunday.

Thompson, 30, started in all in 17 games he played last season and was a key role player along the Eskimos' offensive line.

Thompson, a product of Duke University where he was a standout defensive lineman, signed as a undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and made the switch to offence. 

He spent two seasons on the Dolphins' practice roster.  He's also spent time with the Green Bay Packers (2007) and New York Giants (2009).  Most recently, Thompson played for the United Football League's New York Sentinels (2009) and Hartford Colonials (2010).

The team brought in Thaddeus Coleman on Tuesday to fill Thompson's spot. Coleman played a brief stint with the team in 2008.