Just a few months after losing Mario Williams to free agency, the Houston Texans made Illinois defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The significance of that isn't lost on Mercilus.

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    Mercilus can be forgotten within a defense featuring ... a player who can do a little bit of everything and affect games differently each week. The Texans have no need to replace McKinney anytime soon, but they should be looking for an adequate running ...
    04/24/2017 - 12:14 am | View Link
  • Whitney Mercilus has simple plan for first-career start
    Barwin has moved to the starting strongside spot to replace the injured Brooks Reed, and Mercilus now slides into the starting rotation. “He’s ready to go,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s working at it. The best thing is he’s getting a ...
    04/15/2017 - 5:30 pm | View Link
  • Whitney Mercilus wins Texans' Spirit of the Bull award
    Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus is a fixture at community events ranging from anti-bullying initiatives to a youth football camp. Mercilus was recognized for his involvement Tuesday at the Texans' annual kickoff luncheon when he was awarded the ...
    08/30/2016 - 5:45 am | View Link
  • Roommates in college, Texans' Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen sharpened each other
    Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire Apart for four seasons after college, Allen and Mercilus reunited in March. The Texans signed Allen to a four-year deal worth $28 million so they could replace right guard Brandon Brooks, who departed in free agency.
    05/25/2016 - 12:06 am | View Link
  • Texans player projection: Linebacker Whitney Mercilus
    We here at the Toro Times have begun to break down those players and predict what their season will look like for the Texans. Today we look at a key member of the defensive unit, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, the recent recipient of a four-year ...
    07/16/2015 - 9:11 am | View Link
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    Houston Texans replace Clowney with Mercilus in starting lineup. By: ... For his part, Whitney Mercilus is taking everything in stride.
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    Just a few months after losing Mario Williams to free agency, the Houston Texans made Illinois defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus the 26th overall pick in ...
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    Texans defense will have to replace J.J ... with speed and power like Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney and ... to replace with one guy," Texans defensive ...
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