Mercilus was released by the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Mercilus had three sacks through the first six games of the season, but Houston opted to move on since he wasn't generating enough consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The 31-year-old has been with the Texans since being selected during the first round of the 2012 draft, though he'll now have to continue his career elsewhere.

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