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 ...
    10/29/2016 - 2:11 pm | View Link
  • Houston Texans: Whitney Mercilus, Defense Receive Top Honors
    That sack was instrumental in propelling the Houston Texans in the direction of completing their comeback. And try this on for size… Both Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney combined for seven quarterback pressures and put the vise grip on Luck’s dropbacks ...
    10/19/2016 - 5:47 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 - 12:06 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
  • Whitney Mercilus wants to help Texans replace Williams
    Just a few months after losing linebacker/defensive end Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills via 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 ...
    05/11/2012 - 10:22 pm | View Link
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  • NFL Week 6: Texans 26, Colts 23
    Led by Mercilus (left) and Clowney, the Texans' defense hung around long enough to give its offense a chance to steal Sunday's game from the Colts.
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