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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  • Whitney Houston's Inner Circle: Where Are They Now?
    Houston Texans star Whitney Mercilus is dishing out some advice to the Falcons AND the Patriots -- stay out of Houstons legendary booty clubs ... until AFTER the...
    02/10/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Texans Notebook: Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus Do Damage Against the Colts
    Clowney had a the game changing play down in Texans territory while Mercilus continued the harassment of Luck with 4.5 hits of his own. Clowney gets a large amount of criticism due to his injury history but O’Brien is ready to move to the now and ...
    12/13/2016 - 3:44 am | View Link
  • Texans Linebacker Whitney Mercilus Uses Twitter to Find His Lost Dogs
    Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus had to live through the awful reality of losing both of his dogs Thursday, when his terrier mix and German Shepard both just sort of wandered off from a gated area when he was at practice. Still, it's good to ...
    05/28/2016 - 1:00 pm | 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 - 12:21 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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  • Antonio Smith (defensive end)
    Antonio DeShonta Smith (born October 21, 1981), nicknamed "the Ninja Assassin", is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football ...
    03/20/2017 - 12:35 pm | View Website
  • NFL Divisional Round game picks: 'Boys nip Pack; Steelers ...
    Interesting matchup -- or call it an interesting anomaly-- between these two teams on Saturday night. Texans at Patriots marks just the fifth time in ...
    01/11/2017 - 6:54 pm | View Website
  • Vikings vs. Colts preview: Generally speaking
    Troops are weary and rations are low after surrendering the homestead to our rival band of Texan soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel Osweiler’s ragtag aerial ...
    12/15/2016 - 3:15 pm | View Website
  • Jadeveon Clowney might 'hate it,' but switch to DE paying ...
    HOUSTON -- Jadeveon Clowney had no interest in switching to defensive end when the Houston Texans first approached him with the idea just before the season. "I did ...
    11/21/2016 - 7:01 am | View Website
  • NFL Schedule: Who plays on Monday night Week 7?
    Week 7 in the NFL concludes with the Denver Broncos hosting the Houston Texans. When Peyton Manning retired, it was widely expected that Brock Osweiler would become ...
    10/23/2016 - 9:04 am | View Website
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