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 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 ...
    12/19/2016 - 10:50 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
  • 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 - 12:07 am | View Link
  • Why We Expect More of Whitney Mercilus in 2015
    Mercilus joined the Texans in 2012 after being selected as the 26th pick in the 2012 draft out of Illinois. He was initially a defensive end, the position he played in college, but has since transitioned to linebacker with the implementation of a 3-4.
    07/14/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Houston Texans: It’s Time For Whitney Mercilus To Step Up
    Between those two first round picks, the Texans are expected to have one of the most lethal pass rushes in the NFL. To Mercilus’ fortune and to Clowney’s misfortune being the latest victim of the NRG Stadium turf, Mercilus was given the playing time ...
    09/23/2014 - 1:50 am | View Link
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  • Houston Texans: Whitney Mercilus
    Latest News for Whitney Mercilus, Bio, Stats, Injury Reports, Photos, Video Highlights, and Game Logs for Houston Texans Outside Linebacker Whitney Mercilus
    01/20/2017 - 9:06 pm | View Website
  • Houston Texans replace Clowney with Mercilus in starting ...
    Houston Texans replace Clowney with Mercilus in starting ... NFL Sports Houston Texans Houston Whitney Mercilus. ... Houston Texans replace Clowney with Mercilus in ...
    01/15/2017 - 3:47 am | View Website
  • Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus has been marvelous in playoffs
    The Texans' Whitney Mercilus has stepped up in his past two postseason games, combining for five sacks and 15 tackles.
    01/11/2017 - 2:00 pm | View Website
  • Official Site of the Houston Texans
    Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney discusses his first playoff win over the Oakland Raiders with ... Whitney Mercilus recorded two sacks on rookie ...
    01/9/2017 - 5:37 pm | View Website
  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus looks to replicate domination of ...
    The last time the Texans played Tennessee in NRG Stadium, they won 20-6, and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus sacked quarterback Zach Mettenberger 3 ½ times.
    09/29/2016 - 12:17 pm | View Website
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