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10/09/17 - LB Whitney Mercilus is sidelined for the season after he tore a pectoral muscle on the same drive in the first quarter as J.J. Watt's injury. Mercilus recorded 12 sacks in 2015 and 7.5 in 2016. He has one sack this year.
10/08/17 - LB Whitney Mercilus got hurt Sunday, and he will have season-ending surgery to fix a torn pectoral muscle, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Mercilus recorded 12 sacks in 2015 and 7 1/2 in 2016. He has one sack this year.
01/08/17 - Whitney Mercilus, who along with Clowney and linebacker Benardrick McKinney was named second team All-Pro this week, produced tangible statistical results with seven tackles, three TFLs and two sacks. A first-round pick in 2012, Mercilus emerged last season with a dozen sacks working in tandem with Watt. This season, he had a career-high 53 tackles and recovered four fumbles to complement his 7.5 sacks. Without Watt, Mercilus and Clowney now serve as the Texans' fearsome rush duo. No amount of attention lavished upon Watt can take away from the impact Mercilus and Clowney routinely have. "We take it to heart," Mercilus said of the general disregard of the Texans defense. "Nobody really gives us a lot of credit or anything to come out here and play the way that we do and continue on this playoff race to get to that Super Bowl."
12/26/16 - OLB Whitney Mercilus had two sacks in his first game back from a back injury. The 26-year-old has 7.5 this season.
12/21/16 - OLB Whitney Mercilus (back) returned to practice.