Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Full participant in practice
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Mercilus (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Jaguars.
Mercilus suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in the Texans' preseason finale and was limited in practice to begin the week, but he's back to full health ahead of the season opener. The 31-year-old should take on a starting role after he totaled 21 tackles (12 solo) and four sacks in 2020.