On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts are Saturday, March 28! Get the opportunity to perform on national television, travel the world, and more. Tryouts are free and you have nothing to lose!

    Click the link for complete info to register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/tryouts/2015.html

  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jun. 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jul. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!

News

Print
RSS

Whitney Mercilus "ready to go" for Week 1

Posted Sep 2, 2013

Outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus is back from a hamstring injury and hopeful for big things in 2013.

He had six sacks as a rookie, but Whitney Mercilus expects much more this season in his second year with the Texans.

"Definitely, I think I would be able to produce double-digit sacks and I’m pretty confident in myself," Mercilus said Monday. "It’s just a matter of putting in the work to get there."

The outside linebacker is back from a hamstring injury he suffered on July 29 during training camp. He didn't play in any of the preseason games, but said he's fit and ready for the Week 1 opener next Monday night at San Diego.

"I’m back off of like the third practice from injury, doing all of the workouts and stuff like that and I’m ready to go out right now," Mercilus said. "Just concentrating on us these first few days. We’ll get started on San Diego on Thursday and see where it goes form there.”

Mercilus said he'd never injured his hamstring before, and wasn't accustomed to watching his teammates practice without him.

"It was frustrating because, as a competitor, you want to get back out there and you see your teammates taking valuable reps and things like that," Mercilus said. "I just had to wait patiently and now it’s my opportunity this week to actually get back in that rhythm.”

Mercilus will start at the weakside outside linebacker spot, while Brooks Reed is the starter at the strongside position.

Twitter.com/DoughertyDrew

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News