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Whitney Mercilus

24-Year-Old Linebacker – Houston Texans

2014 Defensive Stats

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24

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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....

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Shoulder      WED PRACTICE:   Full
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:

Agreed to a four-year contract with the Texans in June of 2012 with a club option for a fifth season.

October 21, 2014  –  Whitney Mercilus News

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Mercilus had five tackles and two sacks in Monday night's 30-23 loss to the Steelers.

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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 8 24 15 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 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. Jadeveon Clowney
Houston Texans

Snap Count Stats

451

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Whitney Mercilus was on the field for 451 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

90

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Whitney Mercilus was on the field for 90 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 500 208
2013 879 84
2014 451 90
Whitney Mercilus 2014 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 Was 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Oak 59 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYG 63 11 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Buf 55 18 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal 63 16 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ind 72 13 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Pit 65 14 5 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Ten 46 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Phi
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cle
12 Cin
13 Ten
14 @Jax
15 @Ind
16 Bal
17 Jax

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
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Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   258 lbs
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Whitney Mercilus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mercilus will start at outside linebacker in place of the injured Jadeveon Clowney (knee), the Texans' official site reports.

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Mercilus had four tackles with a sack and two tackles for a loss in Thursday night's preseason loss to the 49ers.

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Mercilus started at outside linebacker in place of the injured Jadeveon Clowney (undisclosed) in Saturday night's preseason win over Denver.

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Mercilus is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals, the Texans' official site reports.

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First-overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and Brooks Reed are listed as starters while Mercilus will be part of the rotation at outside linebacker. Mercilus, who has 13 sacks in his first two pro seasons, entered training camp as a potential IDP candidate. Now, it looks like he might not be an every-week starter.
Mercilus finished the 2013 season with 47 tackles and was second on the team with seven sacks.

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Mercilus had his best game of the season in last Sunday's loss to Jacksonville, according to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the Houston Chronicle reports. He had six tackles (all solo) and one sack in the game.

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Mercilus had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Week 5's loss to San Francisco.

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Mercilus had six tackles (four solo) and 2.5 sacks in Houston's loss to Seattle on Sunday.

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Mercilus was fined $15,000 by the NFL for a high hit on Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.