Texans signed OLB Whitney Mercilus to a four-year, $26 million contract extension through 2019.
Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus anticipates dropping into coverage more this season.
Despite posting a respectable seven sacks, Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus graded out as the league's worst 3-4 outside linebacker in 2013 at Pro Football Focus.
Texans 2012 first-round pick Whitney Mercilus will be the team's starting weak-side outside linebacker in his second year.
Texans GM Rick Smith anticipates an "exponential leap" for 2012 first-round pick Whitney Mercilus in year two.
Texans first-round pick Whitney Mercilus racked up two sacks in the team's Week 13 win over the Titans.
Texans DC Wade Phillips sees a similarity in how first-round OLB Whitney Mercilus' "light is coming on" to J.J. Watt's development last season.
After watching film of the preseason opener, coach Gary Kubiak says first-round OLB Whitney Mercilus is even better than first believed.
Texans agreed to terms with OLB Whitney Mercilus, the No. 26 overall pick, on a four-year contract.
Coach Gary Kubiak noted that first-round OLB Whitney Mercilus has looked "very good" in OTAs.
Texans selected Illinois OLB Whitney Mercilus with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego predicts that the Chargers' pick at No. 18 overall will be Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus.
STATS’ Ice system ranks Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus as the top pass rusher among this year's draft prospects.
The Chicago Tribune expects the Bears to select a defensive end with the No. 19 overall draft pick.