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09/28/15 - OLB Whitney Mercilus regained his starting job Sunday, one week after being replaced in the lineup by John Simon opposite Jadeveon Clowney.
Mercilus started ahead of Simon and had two tackles, one for a loss. Signed to a four-year, $26 million contract in the offseason that included $10.681 million guaranteed with a $5.25 million signing bonus, Mercilus says he's determined to make the most of his opportunities.
"It felt good," Mercilus said. "I was into the flow of the game. That helped out a lot, just understanding what they were doing."
Mercilus also had a key fumble recovery on special teams.
"That could have been a huge momentum-changer," Mercilus said. "I was just glad I was there. Every play can be big."
05/04/15 - LB Whitney Mercilus and the Texans agreed on a four-year contract extension on Monday. That precludes the team from having to exercise the fifth-year option on his rookie contract for 2016.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the deal keeps Mercilus in Houston through 2019 and is worth $26 million.
In three years with the Texans, Mercilus has compiled 122 total tackles with 18 sacks and four forced fumbles.
12/29/14 - OLB Whitney Mercilus finished with five sacks, second to J.J. Watt but the lowest of his three-year career.
12/15/14 - OLB Whitney Mercilus, the second-best pass rusher to J.J. Watt, missed the Colts game because of a back injury. Nobody knows if he'll be ready for Baltimore.
12/10/14 - OLB Whitney Mercilus is second on the defense with four sacks, 10 quarterback hits and eight tackles for loss. J.J. Watt leads all three statistics.