Texans Still Discussing Whether To Pick Up OLB Whitney Mercilus’ Option

Texans GM Rick Smith told reporters on Tuesday that they are still in the process of discussing whether or not to pick up OLB Whitney Mercilus‘ fifth-year option, per Brian T. Smith. It would cost the Texans $7.751 million for the 2016 season if they were to exercise Mercilus’ option. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury ...
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Reloading The Musket - Part 4: Patriots Looking For Pass Rush Depth To Step Up

Sheard is a relentless strong-side pass rusher that could spell Ninkovich, or even bump him to outside linebackerMost folks who follow football will be familiar with the name Whitney Mercilus.No, the relentless edge rusher for the Houston Texans hasn't popped up in any rumored connections with the New England Patriots - though their starry-eyed fans are always on the lookout for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Inactives for Texans and Colts Week 15

The Colts can wrap up the AFC South with a win over the Texans on Sunday. Below is the complete list of inactives for the Colts and the Texans. Texans Inactives: WR Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham, LB Whitney Mercilus, G Xavier Su’a-Filo, QB Thad Lewis, CB Andre Hal and DB Josh Aubrey. The big name here is Andre Johnson, however he was never expected to play after suffering a...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: 5 Things to Know About Houston

I sat down with Houston Texans lead writer Caleb Colmenero to get a little insight on the other side of this matchup.1. What does Ryan Mallett need to do this Sunday, as well as for the rest of this season, to establish himself as the future of the Houston Texans?Caleb: This week will be the Ryan Mallett’s first career start in his entire four-year career. Most of his time in the...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles QB Nick Foles injures non-throwing shoulder

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles underwent X-rays for a left shoulder injury in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, the team announced. His return is questionable. Foles, who got hit by Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus, walked to the locker room for further examination. Backup quarterback Mark Sanchez replaced Foles and piloted a scoring drive.  
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles QB Foles injured against Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has left Sunday's game against the Texans with a possible shoulder injury, and his return is questionable. He was taken in for X-rays on his left shoulder after being sacked twice in three plays by Whitney Mercilus in the first quarter. Mark Sanchez took over for Foles. Texans cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Kareem were also...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Foles leaves game with shoulder injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with a shoulder injury. The injury occurred when Foles was sacked by Whitney Mercilus. Nick Foles heads to locker room after getting sacked #6abcEagles #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/2GlaPQXQ8o — Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) November 2, 2014 Mark Sanchez came in to replace Foles. Right...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney could return for Week 8

The Houston Texans have been without rookie outside linebacker and first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney since Week 1 when he suffered a knee injury against Washington. According to HoustonTexans.com, there is a decent chance that the number one overall pick could play this Sunday against AFC South division rival, Tennessee Titans. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said on Monday that...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Stock Watch Headed Into Week 7

The season is moving along quickly, and with that, we’re learning more about who will be the studs for this season, and who will be the duds. We’re going to take a look at the Houston Texans stock so far through the season, and who I believe is on the rise as well as who will be on the downward slope. On the Rise: #456962710 / gettyimages.com Arian Foster It’s hard...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans-Raiders Preview

The Houston Texans used a strong defensive effort to snap a 14-game losing streak in the opener, but the victory cost them the top overall draft pick for at least a quarter of the season. Even without Jadeveon Clowney, they could be poised for another stingy performance facing the Oakland Raiders. Coach Bill O'Brien believes former first-round selection Whitney Mercilus can continue...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Jadeveon Clowney out 4-6 weeks with meniscus tear

  Houston's Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick in this year's draft, tore the meniscus in his knee and could miss 4-6 weeks, FOX Sports Texans Insider John McLain and other media reported. According to McLain, 2012 first-round pick Whitney Mercilus will start in Clowney's place. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that, according to a source, Clowney will have surgery on Monday...
Via Fox Sports
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans have spectacular comeback, down Denver Broncos

The Houston Texans had another good game after they defeated the Denver Broncos 18-17, capped by a Ryan Griffin touchdown until Travis Labhart caught a two-point conversion pass from rookie Tom Savage to win the game. In what was a game full of highs and lows, the Texans pulled it off against the AFC’s top team. MVP-Ryan Griffin Griffin led the Texans with five receptions for 71...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Houston Texans are going to have a very tough task, when they travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. This is the first time these teams will meet since 2011, where the Texans beat Pittsburgh 17-10. We can expect an old-fashioned defensive battle here. The Texans have major problems at quarterback, and should therefore not be expected...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 6 vs Indianapolis Colts

The Houston Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football during Week 6, coming off of a road game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Colts have dominated the Texans historicaly. The Colts have won 20 out of 24 meetings, but three of those Texans victories have come since 2010. However, the Texans have never won a game in Indianapolis, as they’re 0-12. The Texans...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans four burning offseason Questions

The Houston Texans are coming off of a 2-14 season after back-to-back AFC South titles that ended in Divisional round playoff losses. They’re not looking for a return to the postseason, and they have plenty of issues they need to address if that’s going to happen. Here are the four biggest offseason questions this team will have to answer before the 2014 season begins. 1. What...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Best and Worst Picks of Round 1

With the NFL Draft over, I recount the best and worst picks Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans: Good Pick To add to JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, Brooks Reed, and Whitney Mercilus, they took the best Defensive End in the draft #1 overall. Romeo Crennel is one of the best coordinators in the NFL and he will use these defenders to his advantage. I cant wait to see all these guys on the field...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Clonwey in Houston Doesn’t Fit

Stephen Morton/AP Jon Rodgers Houston Texans Writer Everyone knows that the Houston Texans have the top overall pick in the draft. What no one knows is just who the Texans will select. A majority if fans in Houston are expecting a quarterback to be drafted to lead the team into the future, but there are some that feel as if Jadaveon Clowney is a “can’t miss” prospect, and Houston...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Injury Report: Joseph, Mercilus, Tate

 M Glasgow, Flickr Creative CommonsGet ready for a prime time showdown between two AFC South division rivals, as the Houston Texans travel to Ever Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida to take on the "streaking" Jacksonville Jaguars.Houston Texans Injury ReportThe Texans boast relative health as they have nobody designated as "out" for the match-up (there are players on the IR),...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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