Mercilus (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Mercilus' move to IR is a formality after it was announced Monday that he was done for the season. He was able to make an impact in a limited time for the Packers, appearing in four games and notching three sacks after joining them on Oct. 21.
Mercilus (biceps) will miss the rest of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Mercilus left early Sunday against the Seahawks and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. He joined the Packers on Oct. 21 and contributed three sacks in four appearances. The veteran will now focus on being ready for 2022. In his absence, Preston Smith will continue to see extra opportunity, as will Oren Burks.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that he's assuming Mercilus (biceps) is facing a long-term absence, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Mercilus was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks shortly after he went down, and it appears as though he'll miss additional time. Preston Smith saw an uptick in playing time against Seattle, while Oren Burks should also see additional snaps if Mercilus is sidelined.
Mercilus (biceps) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Mercilus was ruled out very quickly after originally coming out of the game, which is possibly a foreboding sign. Oren Burks will likely see more snaps as a result.
Green Bay officially signed Mercilus to a contract Thursday. Mercilus, a 10-year veteran, will provide Green Bay with some much-needed outside linebacker depth with Za'Darius Smith (back) out indefinitely and Preston Smith (oblique) also nicked up. Through six appearances with the Texans this season, Mercilus managed to rack up 12 tackles (six solo) and three sacks.
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