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Whitney Mercilus

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Houston Texans

2015 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The plan the last couple of seasons has been to have Mercilus come off the bench, but injuries forced him to into a bigger role -- 23 starts the last two seasons -- and the Texans have benefited. The ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Hamstring
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 258   DOB: 7/21/1990
College: Illinois  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Whitney Mercilus Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $26 million extension with Houston in May 2015. $10.8 million is guaranteed. Contract expires after the 2019 season.

July 2, 2016  –  Whitney Mercilus News

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Mercilus, who missed organized team activities due to a hamstring injury, expects to be ready for training camp, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm feeling good, starting to get healthy," Mercilus said earlier this week during his youth football camp at Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston. "I've been here for an extra two weeks since we've been out just rehabbing and things like that, just making sure I'm on pace to make it back for training camp."

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Whitney Mercilus NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 21 Hou 16 18 15 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 22 Hou 16 47 33 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 Hou 15 50 31 19 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 Hou 16 52 32 20 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Whitney Mercilus – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Whitney Mercilus
  2. Carlos Thompson
Houston Texans

Snap Count Stats

741

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Whitney Mercilus was on the field for 741 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

150

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Whitney Mercilus was on the field for 150 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 879 84
2014 804 138
2015 741 150
Whitney Mercilus 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 KC 43 16 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 35 16 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 25 15 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 49 8 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ind 34 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Jax 80 4 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 29 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ten 47 9 7 6 1 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Cin 66 10 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 NYJ 61 9 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NO 44 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Buf 55 12 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NE 50 11 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Ind 28 10 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ten 52 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Jax 43 2 5 3 2 3.5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 KC 0 0 8 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Whitney Mercilus
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   258 lbs
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Houston Texans Team Injury Report
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J.J. Watt  PUP-P

Whitney Mercilus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mercilus (back) recorded eight tackles (five solo) including three sacks in Saturday's playoff loss to the Chiefs.

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Mercilus (back) had five tackles (three solo), including 3.5 sacks, in Houston's 30-6 win over Jacksonville in Week 17. He also added a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

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Mercilus filled in for the injured Jadeveon Clowney (back), posting 3.5 sacks, four quarterback hits, and four tackles for loss in Sunday's win over the Titans.

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Mercilus filled in at weak outside linebacker for the injured Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) and had two sacks in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

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Mercilus signed a four-year extension with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports. The extension begins in 2016 and is worth $26 million, including $10.8 million guaranteed.

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Mercilus (back) is expected to play Sunday against Baltimore, the Texans' official site reports.

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Mercilus has been ruled out of Sunday's game with a back injury, the Texans' official site reports.

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Mercilus is dealing with a back problem and did not practice Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Mercilus filled in for the injured Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and re-established his value after it looked like Clowney was poised to take over the starting outside linebacker job Mercilus had held his first two seasons. With Clowney on the PUP list during training camp, he's not a lock to make the starting lineup when Houston kicks off the regular season. Until that time, Mercilus will continue to start.

2014

Mercilus will start at one of the outside linebacker positions for Houston. With 13 sacks in his first two NFL seasons, Mercilus is one to watch as an IDP.

2013

Mercilus, Houston's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, is slated to replace the departed Connor Barwin (Philadelphia) as a starting outside linebacker (the Will). As a rookie, he recorded 6.0 sacks and forced two fumbles. He's the next big pass-rushing threat on Houston's defense.

2012

The team's first round pick this season, Mercilus will provide the Texans with a speed pass rusher on the edge, playing as a defensive end or outside linebacker.