Mercilus, who had two sacks in last week's win over Oakland, now has six sacks in three postseason games. He and Jadeveon Clowney were quite active Saturday, harassing New England quarterback Tom Brady all night as the
Mercilus had three tackles and two sacks in Houston's 12-10 win over Cincinnati on Saturday.
Mercilus returned to action in Week 16 after missing one game due to a back injury. After a five-week sack drought, Houston's sack leader as recorded three in his last three games played.
Don't let the limited participation fool you, Mercilus was optimistic when talking to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. After he missed one game due to a flare-up of a troublesome back injury, there have been no setbacks this week, and the
Mercilus (back) will not play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mercilus' back injury flared up on him earlier this week, and the setback will prevent him from taking the field in Week 15. Mercilus' absence will leave the Texans a bit thin at the outside linebacker position, as fellow starter John Simon (chest) remains out as well.
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