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59 Whitney Mercilus OLB
Height/Weight: 6-4/258 | Birthdate: 7/21/1990 | Birthplace: Akron, OH, USA | Team: Houston | College: Illinois | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 2/1
HOU
 
Projections
matchupTklSckFFFumRecPassDefINTTDSafety
Week 8 (@TEN) - Average1.80.10.00.00.00.000.0
Week 8 (@TEN) - Dave Richard00000000
Week 8 (@TEN) - Jamey Eisenberg00000000
2014 Season - Average26.06.01.000000
2014 Season - Dave Richard266100000
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg266100000
 
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
7242.0001
 
 
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No Injury Reported
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/08/2014Lance Briggs, OLB CHI
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB OAK
Whitney Mercilus, OLB HOU
 
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LB Whitney Mercilus a disruptive force on MNF

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:25 am ET) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus registered his first two sacks of the season in Monday's loss at Pittsburgh. On one of the sacks, Mercilus stripped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his third career forced fumble.

Mercilus, who has 24 tackles, visits the Titans on Sunday.

Texans defense largely healthy Thursday

by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/5/13) The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.

Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday. 

Eleven on Texans defense probable for TNF clash

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/4/13) Eleven Texans defenders have been placed on the injury report for the game Thursday against the Jaguars, but all are probable.

Among those in the secondary are Kareem Jackson (ribs), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Shiloh Keo (neck), Jawanza Starling (hamstring) and D.J. Swearinger (foot).

The listed linebackers are Joe Mays (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin). The lone lineman is Antonio Smith (not injury related).

Whitney Mercilus keeps up the heat

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/13) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus sacked Colin Kaepernick for a 6-yard loss in the loss at San Francisco, giving him 4 1/2 sacks this season. That's tied for eighth in the NFL.

Mercilus has 3 1/2 sacks in the past two weeks.

Texans get several players back

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/13) Several Texans will suit up Monday night after being listed as probable on the injury report. They include corners A.J. Bouye (knee) and Brice McCain (knee), tight end Garrett Graham (hip), linebacker Whitney Mercilus (hamstring), safety Eddie Pleasant (knee), wideout DeVier Posey (Achilles), guard Wade Smith (knee) and linebacker Brooks Reed (back).
 
 
Game Log
SeptemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
9/7WASW 17-6No0000000000000
9/14@OAKW 30-14Yes1010000000000
9/21@NYGL 17-30Yes3250000000000
9/28BUFW 23-17Yes1120000000000
Total  35.0380000000000
OctoberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
10/5@DALL 17-20Yes4150000000000
10/9INDL 28-33Yes3360000000000
10/20@PITL 23-30Yes3252.0000011000
10/26@TEN              
Total  310.06162000011000
NovemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
11/2PHI              
11/16@CLE              
11/23CIN              
11/30TEN              
DecemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
12/7@JAC              
12/14@IND              
12/21BAL              
12/28JAC              
Yearly TotalTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
  615.09242000011000
 
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Houston Texans162520.056000.0001
2013Houston Texans164733.0147000.0000
2014Houston Texans72415.092000.0001
TOTAL399668.02815000.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Houston Texans1600201010
2013Houston Texans1600000000
2014Houston Texans700100000
TOTAL3900301010
 
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