Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
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vs 28
@ 20
vs 9
vs 18
vs 1
@ 8
@ 4
@ 5
vs 15
vs 26
@ 32
@ 28
BYE
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vs 16
@ 25
vs 13
vs 5

Fantasy News

  • Whitney Mercilus: Retires from NFL

    Mercilus announced his retirement Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Mercilus split time between the Texans and Packers during his final campaign, totaling 17 tackles (nine solo) and four sacks across 10 appearances. The veteran made an improbable return from a mid-season biceps injury and appeared in Green Bay's playoff loss to the 49ers, but he'll hang up the cleats after not liking the options available to him in free agency. The 2012 first-round pick ends his 10-year career with 117 quarterback hits, 58 sacks and 13 forced fumbles.
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  • Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Future looks murky

    Mercilus recorded 17 tackles (nine solo) and four sacks across 10 combined appearances with the Texans and Packers in 2021. Mercilus ended the 2021 campaign in Green Bay, where he managed an improbable return to action after a mid-season biceps injury. The 31-year-old will head into free agency this spring and still be able to carve out a role for the 2022 season somewhere, but his chances of returning to IDP relevance appear slim.
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  • Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Back on active roster

    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 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

    Mercilus (biceps) was designated to return from injured reserve Thursday, Wes Hodkiewicz of the 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

    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.
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  • Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Done for season

    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.
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  • Packers' Whitney Mercilus: Long-term absence expected

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

    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: Deal with Packers official

    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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  • Whitney Mercilus: May be Green Bay bound

    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

    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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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Two sacks through three games

    Mercilus notched two tackles (one solo), a tackle for loss and a sack in Thursday's 24-9 loss to Carolina. Mercilus got good penetration as the Texans' defense kept them in it for most of the game until the Panthers pulled away late. Just three games into the season, Mercilus is already halfway to last year's total of four sacks, and the veteran defensive end has added seven tackles.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Activated from COVID list

    Mercilus was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mercilus missed the last two games of the regular season after landing on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. The linebacker racked up 21 tackles (12 solo), five sacks and three forced fumbles this season.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Positive test confirmed

    Mercilus was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday following a positive test for the virus, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mercilus won't play in Sunday's game against the Bengals. Depending on when he tested positive for the virus, Mercilus may not play in next week's game against the Titans, either. Jonathan Greenard and Jacob Martin are candidates to take over as a starting outside linebacker, although both players should get plenty of tread until Mercilus returns.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Lands on COVID list

    Mercilus (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. The move means Mercilus either tested positive for the virus or is a high-risk close contact of an infected individual. Jonathan Greenard should have an increased defensive role while Mercilus is sidelined.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Takes down QB twice

    Mercilus recorded four tackles (two solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Vikings. Mercilus got off to a slow start this season with no sacks and no quarterback pressures through the first three games, but it appears he may have shaken off the rust Sunday, although Kirk Cousins has been sacked on 9.1 percent of his dropbacks -- the fifth-highest frequency in the league. We know this is in Mercilus' arsenal, though, as he's coming off a 7.5-sack season in 2019. He'll set his sights on Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars in Week 5, which should be another favorable matchup.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Makes impact in playoff win

    Mercilus recorded four tackles, one sack, three quarterback hits and forced a fumble in Saturday's 22-19 overtime win over the Bills in an AFC wild-card playoff game. Early in the fourth quarter, Mercilus dislodged the ball from quarterback Josh Allen, which was recovered by teammate Jacob Martin and set up Houston's second score in its comeback victory. It was the fifth forced fumble of the year for Mercilus, who has thrived in the role once held by Jadeveon Clowney.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Secures four more years

    Mercilus signed a four-year, $54 million contract extension with $24.5 million guaranteed with the Texans on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Texans have counted on Mercilus this season following the trade of Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle and J.J. Watt (pectoral) landing on IR. Mercilus has answered the call, recording 48 tackles, 7.5 sacks -- his highest total since 2016 -- and four forced fumbles. The 2012 first-round pick will avoid free agency in March, as he's locked down through the 2023 season.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Named Pro Bowl alternate

    Mercilus has been named a Pro Bowl alternate, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mercilus is having a nice season during his walk year, improving his value in the pending free-agent market. The 29-year-old edge player has 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles , one fumble recovery and two interceptions.
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus: Back in sack column

    Mercilus recorded four tackles, a half-sack, one quarterback hit and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 30-23 loss to Indianapolis in Week 7. Mercilus recorded his first sack since Week 4 and leads the Texans with 5.5 for the season. The fumble recovery was his first to go along with four forced fumbles.
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