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5 reasons why Whitney Mercilus will be merciless this season

"Under the radar" should be his nickname. The 24-year-old linebacker has three seasons behind him in red, white and blue. He's had a total of 122 combined tackles, 18 sacks and four forced fumbles. Last season he clocked 50 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. That's obviously nothing compared to teammate J.J. Watt, but he would be an important piece in every defense in the...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans are bringing back a key part of their pass-rush with extension

J.J. Watt is obviously the centerpiece of the Texans’ defense, but his success is also partly because of the pieces that surround him. The Texans are making sure that all the pieces will be there in 2015 to ensure their success on the defensive side of the ball continues. Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus signs 4-year extension: The Houston Texans signed outside lin… http:...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2014 Final Report Card And 2015 Outlook

If the ultimate goal of reaching the Suoer Bowl justifies an overall grade for an NFL team- the Texans would receive an 'F'- as would 29 other franchise.And heading into 2015, a few areas of concern have started to clear themselves up and place the Texans in a much brighter spot.One area of concern was shoring up arguably one of the Texans brightest spots on defense- Whitney Mercilus...
Via Football Nation
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans extend OLB Whitney Mercilus

This is the classic case of a team overpaying for a marginal talent. Mercilus has largely been disappointing since the Texans drafted him 26th overall in 2012. Mercilus has graded out below average in all 3 seasons he’s been in the NFL, including 28th out of 34 eligible in 2012 and 42nd out of 42 eligible in 2013. He’s coming off of the best season of his career in 2014, but...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus signs 4-year contract extension

  The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery. Last season, Mercilus had 50 tackles and five sacks. Playing on the opposite side from...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Sign Whitney Mercilus to Four-Year, $26 Million Extension

After failing to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, the Houston Texans have rewarded former first-round pick Whitney Mercilus with a four-year, $26 million extension. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reports that the extension calls for a $5.25 million signing bonus and $10.8 million guaranteed. Mercilus, the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, has put up...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans sign extension with LB Mercilus

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery. Last season, Mercilus had 50 tackles and five sacks. Playing on the opposite...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Reward Whitney Mercilus With Four-Year Extension

The Houston Texans have signed edge rusher Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus, it’s a 4-year deal worth $26M with $10.5M guaranteed. He gets this and no fifth-year option. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 4, 2015   Sunday was...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Signing OLB Whitney Mercilus To A Four-Year, $26M Extension

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have reached an agreement with OLB Whitney Mercilus on a four-year contract extension. Tania Ganguli reports receives a four-year deal worth $26 million. According to John McClain, the contract includes 10.8 guaranteed with a $5.25 million signing bonus. This comes shortly after the team declined to pick up Mercilus’...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Still Discussing Whether To Pick Up OLB Whitney Mercilus’ Option

Texans GM Rick Smith told reporters on Tuesday that they are still in the process of discussing whether or not to pick up OLB Whitney Mercilus‘ fifth-year option, per Brian T. Smith. It would cost the Texans $7.751 million for the 2016 season if they were to exercise Mercilus’ option. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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