Thompson had nine total tackles (four solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's loss to New England.
Thompson was just promoted to the active roster in November, but with the Bills working through injuries at linebacker and out of the playoff chase, they're going to give youngsters like him a fair audition. The undrafted rookie from LSU saw action on 64 percent of the defensive snaps, and could be in store for a similar workload in this week's finale against the Dolphins, especially with another linebacker -- Julian Stanford -- getting carted off the field in Week 16.
Thompson was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Thompson has yet to play in what is his rookie season, spending the campaign on Buffalo's practice squad thus far. He'll likely operate as a depth defender and special teams player for the Bills. Looking ahead, Thompson could see some action against the Jaguars in Week 12, especially if starting linebacker Matt Milano (concussion) is held out, though Milano is already three steps through the protocol and is working through No. 4 on Monday.
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