Whitney Mercilus

#50 LB / Green Bay Packers / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 258 lb Age: 31 College: Illinois Bye 13,19,21

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Back on active roster

    Whitney Mercilus (biceps) was activated off injured reserve Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.As expected, Mercilus will be available for Saturday's divisional matchup with the 49ers. However, it remains unclear what kind of role the veteran pass rusher will have. He was initially expected to be out for the remainder of the season after sustaining a biceps injury in mid-November, but he's made an improbable recovery. The Green Bay Packers are also getting Za'Darius Smith (back) back for the playoffs. In corresponding moves, Green Bay released Isaac Yiadom and Jack Heflin.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Returns to practice

    Whitney Mercilus (biceps) was designated to return from injured reserve Thursday, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Packers' official site reports.Mercilus was initially expected to be out for the remainder of the season after he sustained a biceps injury in mid-November, but he'll rejoin the Packers for practice ahead of the playoffs. Whether he's available for the divisional round remains to be seen, but his return to the practice field is certainly encouraging.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Placed on injured reserve

    Whitney 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 Green Bay Packers, appearing in four games and notching three sacks after joining them on Oct. 21.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Done for season

    Whitney 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 Green Bay 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.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Long-term absence expected

    Coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that he's assuming Whitney 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.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Won't make it back Sunday

    Whitney 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.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Chance to suit up Sunday

    Whitney Mercilus might suit up in Week 7's matchup versus Washington, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.The linebacker was officially signed by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, but defensive coordinator Joe Barry said there's a chance he could play Sunday. With Za'Darius Smith (back) and Preston Smith (oblique) nursing injuries, the Packers are really thin at outside linebacker at the moment.

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    Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Deal with Packers official

    Green Bay officially signed Whitney 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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    Whitney Mercilus: May be Green Bay bound

    Whitney Mercilus is expected to join the Packers, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports Wednesday.Mercilus was cut by the Texans on Oct. 18 in his 10th year with the franchise. The 2012 first-round selection had appeared in all six games this season, recording three sacks and 12 tackles (six solo), four of which were for a loss. If the deal goes through, Mercilus would add an experienced pass rusher to the Packers, who currently rank 10th in the league in sacks per game.

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    Whitney Mercilus: Cut by Houston

    Whitney 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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