Bengals linebacker to miss extended time due to knee injury

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 8: Nick Vigil #59 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to tackle Mike Tolbert #35 of the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 8: Nick Vigil #59 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to tackle Mike Tolbert #35 of the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil is expected to miss several games with a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Vigil, a third-year player, was injured on a cut block during Sunday’s 28-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Hardy Nickerson and Jordan Evans likely will see more playing time in Vigil’s absence.