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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  • Each Team's Biggest Question Mark Heading into 2018 NFL Offseason
    The plan was to replace the veteran duo with cheaper players ... However, the defense could still look different. For starters, the Texans cannot know how defensive standouts Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt are going to perform as they come back ...
    02/15/2018 - 2:58 pm | View Link
  • Texans' defense steps up without J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus
    The absence of defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus will be felt all season. However, the Texans' defense didn't struggle ... "There's no way you can replace those guys," O'Brien said. "You're talking about the Defensive Player ...
    10/15/2017 - 8:52 am | View Link
  • J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus out for season with injuries
    HOUSTON – As the Houston Texans ... Mercilus both suffered season-ending injuries on Sunday night. “These guys that are there, they’re going to have to step in and … it’s going to be multiple guys,” coach Bill O’Brien said. “You don’t ...
    10/9/2017 - 5:14 am | View Link
  • Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus tears pectoral muscle
    Mercilus will need surgery to repair the damage, which will end his season. He was replaced in the lineup Sunday night by Brennan Scarlett, but it will be hard to replace his production. He led the Texans with 7.5 sacks last season and had 12.0 in 2015.
    10/8/2017 - 11:44 pm | View Link
  • Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus tears pectoral muscle
    According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus suffered a torn pectoral muscle ... but it will be hard to replace his production. He led the Texans with 7.5 sacks last season and had 12.0 in 2015.
    10/8/2017 - 7:44 pm | View Link
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  • Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Houston Texans, NFL
    Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Out with chest injury by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire Mercilus left Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a chest injury and won't return.
    02/8/2018 - 1:31 pm | View Website
  • Texans defense steps up without Watt, Mercilus
    In their first game without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus, the Texans ... Texans defense steps up without Watt, ... “There’s no way that you can replace ...
    10/15/2017 - 3:01 pm | View Website
  • What’s next for the Texans without J.J. Watt and Whitney ...
    What’s next for the Texans without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus? ... What’s next for the Texans ... It’s hard enough to replace either Watt or ...
    10/11/2017 - 9:29 am | View Website
  • Report: Texans replace J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus with ...
    With both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus done for the season, the Houston Texans have added two veteran street free agents to the mix.
    10/10/2017 - 3:50 pm | View Website
  • Houston Texans to work out free agent linebacker Lamarr ...
    No one can replace Mercilus, but Houston could end up helping. Texans checking out a cornerback. The Texans are also bringing in former Buffalo Bills cornerback Marcus Sayles for a workout as well, according to Wilson.
    10/9/2017 - 4:41 pm | View Website
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