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Whitney Mercilus | Linebacker

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 258
College: Illinois
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Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus anticipates dropping into coverage more this season.
Mercilus has disappointed as a pass rusher through two NFL seasons, in 2013 grading out as Pro Football Focus' worst outside linebacker in the league. The Texans will turn to Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt as their primary pass rushers this year. "More drops into coverage instead of solely rushing, rushing, rushing," Mercilus said of his role under new DC Romeo Crennel. "Of course I love it. It’s definitely showing my versatility and being instinctive on the field." Jul 17 - 10:13 AM

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Current Season Stats
YearTacklesSacksInterceptionsFumbMiscKO RetPunt Ret
YearTeamGSoloAstTotalSackYdsYd/SkIntYdsIntTDRecTDFrcdPass DSftyYdsTDYdsTD
2014HOU112317404.0276.8000001100000
Career Stats
YearTacklesSacksInterceptionsFumbMiscKO RetPunt Ret
YearTeamGSoloAstTotalSackYdsYd/SkIntYdsIntTDRecTDFrcdPass DSftyYdsTDYdsTD
2012HOU16205256.0172.8000102100000
2013HOU163314477.0365.1000000000000
Game Log
GameTacklesSacksInterceptionsFumbMiscKO RetPunt Ret
WeekDateOppSoloAstTotalSackYdsYd/SkIntYdsIntTDRecTDFrcdPass DSftyYdsTDYdsTD
1Sep 7WAS0000.00.0000000000000
2Sep 14@OAK1010.00.0000000000000
3Sep 21@NYG3250.00.0000000000000
4Sep 28BUF1120.00.0000000000000
5Oct 5@DAL4150.00.0000000000000
6Oct 9IND3360.00.0000000000000
7Oct 20@PIT3252.073.5000001100000
8Oct 26@TEN0000.00.0000000000000
9Nov 2PHI5492.02010.0000000000000
11Nov 16@CLE1120.00.0000000000000
12Nov 23CIN2350.00.0000000000000

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