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Texans LB Whitney Mecilus Fined $15,000 For Hit On Joe Flacco

Houston Texans second-year outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus received a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty for a hit he delivered on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco last Sunday.  The former 2012 first round pick (No. 26 overall) out of Illinois has confirmed that he’s now also been hit by with a $15,000 fine by the NFL. “I’m going to appeal it just like every...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Potential Breakout Player of 2013: Whitney Mercilus

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player (rookies don’t count) for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team. For the New York Giants, that player...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans begin OTA’s: 5 Things to watch

Today the Houston Texans opened up their organized team activities, or better known as OTA’s. The Texans finished their best season as a franchise record wise with a bitter taste in their mouths, after losing to the New England Patriots in just the second round of the playoffs. The Texans look to learn from the mistakes they made late in the season last year.  The goal of this...
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans bounce back; Steamroll Ravens in week 7

It was all about the Texans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday, as Houston dominated the banged up Baltimore Ravens in a 43-13 rout.Only one week after losing their first game of the year, at the hands of Green Bay, the big question coming into this game was how the Texans would respond.Houston’s Whitney Mercilus celebrates after getting to Raven’s QB Joe Flacco. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider...
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mercilus signs contract, still focused on football

HOUSTON -- Given all that has been revealed in recent years about professional athletes and their inability to manage their millions, it was at best morbidly humorous that local media pressed Texans rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus to divulge plans on how he'd spend his. The Texans on Thursday announced that Mercilus, the 26th overall selection in April's draft, consummated...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Texans 2012 Draft Grades: Pass With Flying Colors

Round 1, Pick 26 – Whitney Mercilus (OLB/DE) With their first pick, Houston selected Whitney Mercilus, OLB from Illinois. Mercilus is a speed demon. He will bring an unrivaled amount of athleticism to the defensive front, and provide consistent pressure on the quarterback. Mercilus may not be an immediate starter, but expect to see him rotate in and get substantial playing time...
Via Football Nation
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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