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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%: 3/1
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Texans LB Whitney Mercilus fine for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus has recovered from a back injury that prevented him from playing in Week 15 against Indianapolis and is ready to roll for the Sunday game against Baltimore.

Mercilus has played in 13 games this season with 11 starts. He has recorded four sacks.


Texans release Week 15 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) The Texans declared wideout Andre Johnson (concussion), tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back), defensive back Josh Aubrey, quarterback Thad Lewis, cornerback Andre Hal and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for the game at Indianapolis.

Texans list three as out on final injury report for Week 15


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Texans final injury report of the week lists three as out for Sunday's game against the Colts including tight end Garrett Graham, linebacker Whitney Mercilus and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo .

The following players are listed as probable: Arian Foster, Jonathan Joseph, Tyson Clabo, Brian Cushing, Akemm Dent, Kareem Jackson, Danieal Manning and Jeff Tarpinian


Texans list lengthy injury report for Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).


Texans LB Whitney Mercilus top defender in Sunday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus did his best to keep the Eagles from flying high Sunday, but it wasn't enough. He tied for the team lead with nine tackles and contributed two of the team's four sacks among his three quarterback hits.

Probables all set to play for Texans against Eagles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) A significant group of Texans that had been designated as probable have been given the thumbs-up for action Sunday against Philadelphia. They are running backs Alfred Blue (ankle) and Arian Foster (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee) and linebackers Whitney Mercilus (shoulder) and Brooks Reed (groin).


Texans reveal another lengthy injury report for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Texans have listed 13 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Philadelphia. Jeff Tarpinian (knee) was the only player on the list ruled out for the game. Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness), Brian Cushing (knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) were all deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled probable for Sunday: Alfred Blue (ankle), Arian Foster (knee), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), Brooks Reed (groin), Jumal Rolle (wrist) and John Simon (ankle).


LB Whitney Mercilus a disruptive force on MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) 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
(12/5/2013) 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
(12/4/2013) 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
(10/7/2013) 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
(9/9/2013) 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).

Whitney Mercilus ready to play opener


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) It's all but official: Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus will play Monday night. He has overcome a hamstring injury to practice every day this week, including Saturday, and is listed as probable for the game.

Mercilus looks to take the momentum gained in his rookie year of 2012 and run with it. He started just three of 16 games, but registered six sacks to begin justifying his first-round draft status.


Texans draft Mercilus


(4/27/2012) Looking for another pass rusher and more linebacker depth, the Texans selected Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-3, 261-pound Mercilus is an early-entry junior who only started for one season in college, but he led the nation in sacks (16) and forced fumbles (8). He earned All-Big Ten honors and won the 2011 Ted Hendricks award. "He's a smart player, he's athletic, he's tough," Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. "You want those high-motor guys, but you want them to have that kind of ability." Phillips said if Mercilus would've stayed in school, he would've been a Top-10 pick in next year's draft. Mercilus says he's ready to contribute immediately, despite his relatively light experience. "I answer that criticism as I just became more of a student of the game," Mercilus said. "Definitely, when I got my opportunity, I made the most of it. Instead of being behind a starter, who was ahead of me in my last years, 2009 and 2010, once I got my opportunity, I was able to make the most of it and just shine through."


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