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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    HOUSTON -- For as well as Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has played for the past two seasons, he has managed to step up even more in the playoffs. In his past two playoff games -- a victory over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday and the ...
    01/11/2017 - 6:03 am | View Link
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    12/19/2016 - 10:50 am | View Link
  • Texans Notebook: Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus Do Damage Against the Colts
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    12/13/2016 - 3:45 am | View Link
  • Roommates in college, Texans' Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen sharpened each other
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    05/25/2016 - 12:21 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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