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Buffalo Bills: LeSean McCoy ‘s unexpected path to Buffalo

On Dec. 28, 2014, LeSean McCoy finished another season with the Philadelphia Eagles with a victory over the New York Giants rushing for 99 yards. After the game LeSean McCoy became the first Eagles tailback to rush for 1,300 yards three times. He wouldn’t get the chance to make it four. In one of the most shocking moves of the 2015 offseason, McCoy was traded to the Buffalo Bills...
Via isportsweb.com
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans LB Mercilus once again called on to fill in for Clowney

A back injury suffered two weeks ago against the Tennessee Titans will keep Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney out of the lineup for Monday night's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.Fortunately for the Texans, they've found a more than capable replacement in Whitney Mercilus.The four-year veteran recorded 3.5 sacks filling in for Clowney in the 20-6 win over the Titans...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans encourage LB Mercilus to leave comfort zone on right side

Filling in for an injured Jadeveon Clowney in Houston's 20-6 win over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 1, Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus recorded a career-high 3 1/2 sacks.Mercilus credited his strong performance in part to rushing from the right side of Houston's defense. It's a spot he's played in the past, including for much of last season, while Clowney was limited to just four...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans LB Mercilus snaps sack drought

With his pair of sacks in Houston's 31-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus ended a sackless streak dating back to the end of last season.The linebacker's two sacks of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles were his first dating back Houston's season-ending game against Jacksonville last Dec. 28.“Just being diligent and working hard and trying...
Via Fox Sports
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans LB retweets negative comment about his own team

The Houston Texans are so bad this season that their own players are sharing negative stuff about the team on social media. On Sunday, Houston Chronicle writer John McClain tweeted a comment about the Astros that wasn’t exactly flattering for the 1-4 Texans. Did linebacker Whitney Mercilus agree with it? Here’s a screenshot that was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans extend OLB Whitney Mercilus

This is the classic case of a team overpaying for a marginal talent. Mercilus has largely been disappointing since the Texans drafted him 26th overall in 2012. Mercilus has graded out below average in all 3 seasons he’s been in the NFL, including 28th out of 34 eligible in 2012 and 42nd out of 42 eligible in 2013. He’s coming off of the best season of his career in 2014, but...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus signs 4-year contract extension

  The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery. Last season, Mercilus had 50 tackles and five sacks. Playing on the opposite side from...
Via Associated Press
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Sign Whitney Mercilus to Four-Year, $26 Million Extension

After failing to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, the Houston Texans have rewarded former first-round pick Whitney Mercilus with a four-year, $26 million extension. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reports that the extension calls for a $5.25 million signing bonus and $10.8 million guaranteed. Mercilus, the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, has put up...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans sign extension with LB Mercilus

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery. Last season, Mercilus had 50 tackles and five sacks. Playing on the opposite...
Via Associated Press
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Reward Whitney Mercilus With Four-Year Extension

The Houston Texans have signed edge rusher Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus, it’s a 4-year deal worth $26M with $10.5M guaranteed. He gets this and no fifth-year option. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 4, 2015 Sunday was the deadline...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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