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

Whitney Mercilus enters Monday's game against the Bengals hoping to build on his 3.5-sack performance against the Titans. Matthew Emmons USA TODAY SportsA 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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Praises Whitney Mercilus After Being Asked About Jadeveon Clowney

When the Houston Texans drafted Jadeveon Clowney they likely envisioned having the most dynamic pass rush duo in recent NFL history on the field. They already knew what a beast Watt is, and they were trusting that the beast-like potential Clowney showed in college would translate to the NFL. So far--it hasn't happened, but not because he is not playing well.Clowney is flat out not...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans encourage LB Mercilus to leave comfort zone on right side

Whitney Mercilus has 5 1/2 sacks filling for Jadeveon Clowney on the right side of Houston's defense this season. Troy Taormina USA TODAY SportsFilling 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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans LB Mercilus snaps sack drought

Sep 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Jairaj USA TODAY SportsWith 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...
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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
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

5 reasons why Whitney Mercilus will be merciless this season

"Under the radar" should be his nickname. The 24-year-old linebacker has three seasons behind him in red, white and blue. He's had a total of 122 combined tackles, 18 sacks and four forced fumbles. Last season he clocked 50 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. That's obviously nothing compared to teammate J.J. Watt, but he would be an important piece in every defense in the...
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July 02, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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