Data Scout Notes: 2011: TedHendricksWinner/AFCA/1stC/1stM/HendricksFinalist...2010: NA
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11/18/15 - OLB Whitney Mercilus had five tackles overall, including three for losses during the first half, in place of Jadeveon Clowney.
11/18/15 - OLB Whitney Mercilus is expected to remain in the starting lineup even with Jadeveon Clowney back from a lower back injury.
11/01/15 - LB Whitney Mercilus posted a career-high 3.5 sacks, which is tied for the second most in a game in Texans history (Connor Barwin, four at Jacksonville on Nov. 27, 2011). Mercilus tied for second on the team with seven tackles (six solo) while adding four TFLs and four quarterback hits.
10/19/15 - OLB Whitney Mercilus, starting in place of an injured Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday, had his first two sacks of the season.
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."