Mercilus, who had a second sack nullified by his own face-mask penalty, remains a disruptive force, having recorded 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery through six weeks. The
There wasn't much for the
The whole corps of linebackers was active Sunday, but none more than Mercilus, who extended his streak of games with multiple sacks to three, dating back to last season. Mercilus, Jadeveon Clowney and Jon Simon had a combined four sacks and seven quarterback hits. That group may get more productive when J.J. Watt returns to full health and attracts more attention from offensive lines.
Mercilus had been dinged up in the offseason, but was fully expected to be ready for training camp. If he's healthy, Mercilus will be a starter and an IDP candidate based on his ability to reach the quarterback (12 sacks in 2015).
Mercilus will travel to Los Angeles for the next step in his recovery to work with a specialist. The four-year veteran, who has a career total of 30 sacks, is coming off his best NFL season having recorded 12 sacks. He's a sneaky IDP play on the
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