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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  • Devon Still: Texans need to 'step up' with J.J. Watt sidelined - Houston Chronicle
    Texans were already having to replace ... The Texans will also lean on outside linebackers Whitney Mercilus, Jadeveon Clowney and John Simon to ...
    07/22/2016 - 8:40 am | View Link
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    New Texans QB Brock Osweiler joins an ... Houston needed to replace departed ... And Whitney Mercilus had a breakout season last year with 12 ...
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    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 ...
    07/17/2016 - 8:31 pm | View Link
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    If a dog is man's best friend, then how much more meaningful is it to have two loving pets? Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus wasn't going to stop until he was reunited with his two lost dogs, Rocky and Princess. Mercilus let his two pups into the ...
    05/29/2016 - 4:34 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 - 12:21 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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