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59 Whitney Mercilus OLB

Houston Texans

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Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
165212.0001

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Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Three sacks in playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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

Mercilus finished up the season in style with 6.5 sacks in Week 17 and the wild card round of the playoffs. The Texans locked him up in the offseason leading up to 2015, and he was a big part of the defense that finished third in pass defense and fifth in sacks. Mercilus, Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt are the keys to Houston's pass defense.

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Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Huge game in Week 17 win
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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.

Mercilus plays the same position as Jadeveon Clowney (foot) and is not a full-timer on defense, but he posted a career-high 12.0 sacks in 2015. He's had 30 sacks in his first four seasons in the league.

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Texans' Whitney Mercilus: 3.5 sacks in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Mercilus has seen his snap count reduced since Clowney has been available, but he's not around, Mercilus has been productive with 5.5 sacks this season.

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Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Fills in for Clowney
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The sacks were his first two of the season and Mercilus will continue to fill in on the weak side until Clowney returns. John Simon, who had a sack Sunday, stepped into the starting lineup at strong side linebacker after Mercilus shifted to replace Clowney.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/14/16@ SF7:00 pm
P28/20/16NO8:00 pm
P38/28/16ARI4:00 pm
P49/1/16@ DAL8:00 pm
19/11/16CHI1:00 pm
29/18/16KC1:00 pm
39/22/16@ NE8:25 pm
410/2/16TEN1:00 pm
510/9/16@ MIN1:00 pm
610/16/16IND8:30 pm
710/24/16@ DEN8:30 pm
810/30/16DET1:00 pm
Bye: Week 9
1011/13/16@ JAC1:00 pm
1111/21/16@ OAK8:30 pm
1211/27/16SD1:00 pm
1312/4/16@ GB1:00 pm
1412/11/16@ IND1:00 pm
1512/18/16JAC1:00 pm
1612/24/16CIN8:25 pm
171/1/17@ TEN1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Houston Texans162520.056000.0001
2013Houston Texans164733.0147000.0000
2014Houston Texans155031.0195000.0000
2015Houston Texans165232.02012000.0002
TOTAL63174116.05830.0000.0003
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Houston Texans1600201010
2013Houston Texans1600000000
2014Houston Texans1500200000
2015Houston Texans1600111520
TOTAL6300512530
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/258
Birthdate:
7/21/1990
Age:
25
Hometown:
Akron, OH, USA
School:
Illinois
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:
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